Teacher Q&A

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Career move into teaching from industry

17 hours ago

Hi, I’ve been contemplating a move into teaching at the ripe old age of 47. Over the last number of years my life has changed. I have 2 daughters, one in reception and the other in year one. My caree

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A BIT STUCK.COM!!!!

5 days ago

I know I have a gift with children and I have been volunteering for a number of years now. Although I have a PGCE it is in post compulsory education and any school placement has taught me how out of m

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Are there any specific institutions that employ children to support children with challenging behaviour?

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What is a good scheduling/billing software to use?

7 days ago

I'm trying to decide the best software that I can use to keep up with my schedule and bill automatically. I see several different ones but they seem better for larger groups. Can anybody suggest a g

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I have been teaching for 23 years and the relentlessness is taking its toll. What options do I have in education but out of the classroom?

12 days ago

The pace and relentlessness of the job is leaving me quite disillusioned. I am only 45 yet feel that my best years are now behind me. I want to remain in education but don't feel I can continue in the

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How do I return to Teaching after a 15 year break?

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I would like to train to be a Drama/English teacher at secondary level. What are my options?

21 days ago

Hello everyone. I would like to train to be a secondary school Drama and/or English teacher but I'm not sure what my options are for getting there. I know that as a Drama teacher I am not eligible for

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I am currently doing a PDGE postgrad in Scotland, can I complete my probation year in the UK?

22 days ago

PDGE postgrad

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Start a job in September. When can I begin to try to conceive in order to get full maternity pay?

22 days ago

I am worried about leaving it too long as I'm in my 30s. I'm also concerned about how a school would view pregnancy in my first year

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How do I join a LEA supply pool?

25 days ago

I am about to start teaching supply day-to-day and have joined one agency, but would also like to try joining LEA supply pools. I don't know how to go about finding out whether LEAs near me use supply

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Getting into teaching

a month ago

Hi everyone, So I am a HLTA with loads of experience in SEN both in London and Ireland. I have a degree in early childhood studies but I have decided to take the plunge and go into teaching but would

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Skills Tests

a month ago

My daughter has a 2/1 degree in Education and Special Needs . She wants to teach Special Needs children. Unfortunately she failed her skill test for English due to panic attacks. Her University is hol

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Have people deferred the PGCE course and gone back to it?

a month ago

I want tips on how you managed with your nerves and going back to see all the lecturers. Did you have a better experience second time round?

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I don't have a TLR. Should I be leading a subject? (Primary)

a month ago

I work in a one form entry Primary and lead DT and Music. I do not have a TLR, and in fact there are only 3 in the school: Maths, Literacy and RE (we are a Catholic school). A friend of mine works in

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Careers/mentoring advice for existing teachers?

a month ago

Hello all, I was hoping for some help (sorry if it's all over the forums but a key word search came up dry). I'm on a 0 hour contract at a college as an SEN and Functional Skills specialist. I've a

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Is it possible for an Australian Teacher to get supply work in Europe if they are over 30?

a month ago

I am coming to Europe next year and I would really like to extend my trip by doing supply work. But it looks like I can only get a Blue Card if I have a permanent job. Is that correct?

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Is it likely that teaching is still a career for life?

2 months ago

A relative wants to go into teaching. I think they are mad as, with PRP, capability, stress and workload, it cannot surely last them forty odd years. Moreover, I know hardly any school teachers over f

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Do schools have to contact referees prior to interview?

2 months ago

I've been told by a school that they expect to contact all my references before I go in for an interview - yet they also insist that one of my references is my current headteacher. Can they do that? S

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What does a teacher from the US need to do to start teaching in the UK?

3 months ago

What does a teacher who has worked in High Schools in the US need to do before they can start applying for jobs or doing supply work in England? Is there a place they need to register or any forms the

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Is my employer obliged to give a reference?

3 months ago

Is my employer obliged to give a reference?


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