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Unread 13-09-2022, 11:49 AM
My Name is Heath
 
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Has anyone done this?

Potential mid-life crisis but...it does appeal to me.

Giving back to the community, longer holidays with daughter etc.

I'm not sure working in the rat race at 65 is appealing.

I suppose it's like going from playing to coaching.

I'd do maths I reckon and not sure if maths teachers are still in demand.

anyone?
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:50 AM
no fun
 
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Big el
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:51 AM
Bunker Buster
 
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Seriously looked into it years back as it would be a dream job of mine, primary school age ...

Then realised the pay isn't enough ...

Football coaching is good enough for now....
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:52 AM
Gypsum Fantastic
 
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friend of mine did this after moving back to UK. think he was getting like 30 odd G a year whilst training.

now been in a school for a couple of years. absolutely loving it.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:53 AM
Drexl
 
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I'd go teaching something "tradey" to adults. What ever your skillset

I'm an accountant and could teach that. SOD a classroom full of kids imo
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:57 AM
My Name is Heath
 
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Big el
He's a bloody legend.

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Seriously looked into it years back as it would be a dream job of mine, primary school age ...

Then realised the pay isn't enough ...

Football coaching is good enough for now....
That's the problem - I just need to keep going another 5 years to get daughter to Uni. After that, I can live on a lot less. Something to consider though sadly...

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friend of mine did this after moving back to UK. think he was getting like 30 odd G a year whilst training.

now been in a school for a couple of years. absolutely loving it.
Good to hear. do you know what subject?

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I'd go teaching something "tradey" to adults. What ever your skillset

I'm an accountant and could teach that. SOD a classroom full of kids imo
:-)

I'm an accountant/treasurer with a specific bit of experience (West Africa) but there's not much need for that sadly.

Kids'll be fine - my knowledge of pro wrestling will win them over.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:57 AM
red red robbo
 
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Has anyone done this?

Potential mid-life crisis but...it does appeal to me.

Giving back to the community, longer holidays with daughter etc.

I'm not sure working in the rat race at 65 is appealing.

I suppose it's like going from playing to coaching.

I'd do maths I reckon and not sure if maths teachers are still in demand.

anyone?
I'm pretty sure maths teachers are always in demand.

Have a read of this https://www.nfer.ac.uk/media/4885/te...ort_202 2.pdf
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:58 AM
Drexl
 
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:-)

I'm an accountant/treasurer with a specific bit of experience (West Africa) but there's not much need for that sadly.

Kids'll be fine - my knowledge of pro wrestling will win them over.
See! I don't have kids, so no connection. It sounds like your calling pal
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:58 AM
tatty
 
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Anybody who wants to be a teacher should be automatically barred.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:59 AM
My Name is Heath
 
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I'm pretty sure maths teachers are always in demand.
I'd hope so.

Would love one more final stint overseas too - and I think the International schools are always looking for maths teachers. Would love a stint in China/Saudi whatever before I retire.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 11:59 AM
Ethers
 
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Anybody who wants to be a teacher should be automatically barred.
What a strange thing to say.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 12:00 PM
tatty
 
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What a strange thing to say.
Not if you’d met Mr Jones.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 12:01 PM
Drexl
 
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What a strange thing to say.
Yep: f*** you Aristotle! f*** you Socrates!
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 12:04 PM
My Name is Heath
 
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See! I don't have kids, so no connection. It sounds like your calling pal
Hence the lie-in :-)

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Anybody who wants to be a teacher should be automatically barred.


So how did you get educated? Through osmosis?
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 12:05 PM
red red robbo
 
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I'd hope so.

Would love one more final stint overseas too - and I think the International schools are always looking for maths teachers. Would love a stint in China/Saudi whatever before I retire.
I know a couple of people who have taught in Thailand, including a young Mexican lad who taught English there

I dropped a link into my previous post to a report on the teacher labour market. It's specifically England but pretty sure the picture would be the same across the UK.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 12:10 PM
Fat Al
 
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My eldest went into teaching he was 25. Really enjoys it. He's currently Head of Science at a private school in Birmingham.
My sister tried it twice. Went to live in Spain about 10-12 yrs ago to do Teaching English As A Foreign Language. She got too homesick (f*** knows why) so gave it up. Then recently she started teacher training as an English teacher. She was a right rough arse school & the rest of the staff were utter a******s apparently. So she sacked that off too.

So in conclusion, maybe.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 12:35 PM
shenwen
 
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I know a few lads who got their PGCE in 30s/40s and switched into teaching. None of them stayed to work in UK though. Went instead for well paid teaching roles in China, Hk etc.

I've got a mate here in Hk who teaches English in local schools - so not even a proper teacher - and earns much more than his sister who is an assistant headmistress in UK.

Do the math!

And you don't have to deal with the reprobates you get in most UK schools. Or their parents.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 12:42 PM
ryanMUFC
 
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Yes. Don’t do it (in secondary anyway).

And maths teachers are definitely in demand.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 12:51 PM
TripDownMiseryLane
 
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I know a few lads who got their PGCE in 30s/40s and switched into teaching. None of them stayed to work in UK though. Went instead for well paid teaching roles in China, Hk etc.

I've got a mate here in Hk who teaches English in local schools - so not even a proper teacher - and earns much more than his sister who is an assistant headmistress in UK.

Do the math!

And you don't have to deal with the reprobates you get in most UK schools. Or their parents.
 
Unread 13-09-2022, 12:59 PM
My Name is Heath
 
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Cheers guys.

I'm 52 ffs - so pushing the age limit but they'll still get over 10 years of teaching out of me.

Love the idea of going some funky to teach - would love to see China, a part of the world I know nothing about.

I'm going to start the process. Nothing to lose.
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