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    Three more days of placement left then I'm finished! Well 3 and a half weeks at uni and 5000 word essay (and 3 day museum placement), but those are easy compared to being in school!!!!!!! Can't believe I'm almost there! Only the maths left stressing me out!
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    (Original post by StarBabyCat)
    Three more days of placement left then I'm finished! Well 3 and a half weeks at uni and 5000 word essay (and 3 day museum placement), but those are easy compared to being in school!!!!!!! Can't believe I'm almost there! Only the maths left stressing me out!
    Amazing!

    I've got 3 more weeks in school, but yesterday was the day my mentor had to submit my final placement report. I've not seen the finished report because I was at another job interview (with yet another internal candidate who got the job *sigh*), and I don't think my gradings will have particularly improved since my first placement, but it's enough to pass.

    So for the next 3 weeks I have 10 lessons per week instead of 17, which will be a nice break and give me the chance to get my stuff organised a bit more. One week of that, then a couple of days in uni at half term, 2 more weeks in school, final week at uni, then freedom! (or massive panicking if I still don't have a job...)
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    Can't believe you haven't got a job yet Myrtille- you seem as though you are such a great teacher and any school would be lucky to have you! Are you limited in terms of geography? Could moving somewhere else help? Although by the sounds of it you are having lots of interviews and must have a great application.

    After 31st May teachers can no longer hand in their notice, so it'll just be NQTs after that?

    I just can't relax worrying that I won't get QTS because of the maths. I failed by a point on my first try, on my second but I can't help but panic!!
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    (Original post by StarBabyCat)
    Can't believe you haven't got a job yet Myrtille- you seem as though you are such a great teacher and any school would be lucky to have you! Are you limited in terms of geography? Could moving somewhere else help? Although by the sounds of it you are having lots of interviews and must have a great application.

    After 31st May teachers can no longer hand in their notice, so it'll just be NQTs after that?

    I just can't relax worrying that I won't get QTS because of the maths. I failed by a point on my first try, on my second but I can't help but panic!!
    I think I've just been really unlucky, to be honest! I've had 6 interviews, and at 3 of them I lost out to internal candidates, so it would have been very surprising if I'd got it. 2 of the others picked Spanish specialists (or someone who had a joint degree in French and Spanish) whereas I'm a French specialist who can offer a bit of Spanish.

    I've had good feedback from interviewers every time, but always with one little thing that someone else was better at, or that didn't quite meet their requirements. Yesterday I was told that if they'd had another post available, they'd have gladly employed me, but the other (internal) candidate had more experience.

    I've been applying within a 40 mile radius and am prepared to move if necessary. I've been looking further afield too, but definitely don't want to move to London, and am not keen on the idea of moving to the opposite end of the country where I don't know anyone, especially as my partner will have to move with me.

    I've been being quite picky, looking at schools I know have a good reputation and checking league tables and Osfted quite a lot, but I think I'm going to have to be less choosy now, really. It's just frustrating to have to settle for a less good school where I might not get the chance to teach GCSE/A-Level, when really successful schools have considered me, and I know my strengths lie in pushing pupils to achieve highly.

    But I suppose it's just a case of finding somewhere to get through the induction year and then I can look again next year.
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    I cant switch off
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    (Original post by sunfowers01)
    I cant switch off
    I'm having the opposite problem!

    Because I've only got 3 weeks to go (and half-term in 4 days) my brain has gone into holiday mood and I'm finding it hard to concentrate on work. I get home and want to relax for a bit, then realise it's 7pm and I still need to plan lessons for the following day!
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    I wanna run away and hide
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    (Original post by sunfowers01)
    I wanna run away and hide
    Do you get holidays soon where you are? Just count the days...
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    (Original post by myrtille)
    Do you get holidays soon where you are? Just count the days...
    Holidays? What are they! I don't get a break until September. I have summer courses after the school year ends in June.
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    My school have got in touch with my uni with concerns about my welfare. Apparently my teaching is fine but they're worried I'm not taking care of myself. Now I have to go into uni tomorrow to "have a chat" about it...

    My school have said nothing of this to me. How sly is that? I'm taking tomorrow off because I'm too pissed with them to go in and act normal. If they've got an issue with me why can't they just tell me?
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    (Original post by SuperSam_Fantastiche)
    My school have got in touch with my uni with concerns about my welfare. Apparently my teaching is fine but they're worried I'm not taking care of myself. Now I have to go into uni tomorrow to "have a chat" about it...

    My school have said nothing of this to me. How sly is that? I'm taking tomorrow off because I'm too pissed with them to go in and act normal. If they've got an issue with me why can't they just tell me?
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    (Original post by SuperSam_Fantastiche)
    My school have got in touch with my uni with concerns about my welfare. Apparently my teaching is fine but they're worried I'm not taking care of myself. Now I have to go into uni tomorrow to "have a chat" about it...

    My school have said nothing of this to me. How sly is that? I'm taking tomorrow off because I'm too pissed with them to go in and act normal. If they've got an issue with me why can't they just tell me?
    I can see why you'd be a bit miffed, and wish they'd just approached you.

    But put yourself in their shoes. They know you're not going to 'get into trouble' for this or anything. It's completely about you looking after you. So it's not like they are saying negative things about you behind your back or anything. And perhaps they just really weren't sure how to deal with it, felt too uncomfortable to raise it with you, or felt that your tutor who knows you well would be in a better position to provide that kind of support.

    Plus remember, if they believe you are pushing yourself too much they might think you'd just brush aside any concerns they raise if they just chat with you, even if that's completely not the case.

    Just trying to put another perspective on it, to help you feel calmer about it!

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I can see why you'd be a bit miffed, and wish they'd just approached you.

    But put yourself in their shoes. They know you're not going to 'get into trouble' for this or anything. It's completely about you looking after you. So it's not like they are saying negative things about you behind your back or anything. And perhaps they just really weren't sure how to deal with it, felt too uncomfortable to raise it with you, or felt that your tutor who knows you well would be in a better position to provide that kind of support.

    Plus remember, if they believe you are pushing yourself too much they might think you'd just brush aside any concerns they raise if they just chat with you, even if that's completely not the case.

    Just trying to put another perspective on it, to help you feel calmer about it!

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    I know this is probably a stupid question, but i'm new and how do you get that statement under your name? the ''Vengeful, Imperial Overlord of The Student Room'' one.
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    (Original post by IAmTupac)
    I know this is probably a stupid question, but i'm new and how do you get that statement under your name? the ''Vengeful, Imperial Overlord of The Student Room'' one.
    It's called a status title. It automatically changes based on how many posts you've made. It's taken several years for me to get to this point!

    If you become a paid member, you can change it to what you like.

    Here's the list of titles:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/faq...._status_titles

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    (Original post by SuperSam_Fantastiche)
    My school have got in touch with my uni with concerns about my welfare. Apparently my teaching is fine but they're worried I'm not taking care of myself. Now I have to go into uni tomorrow to "have a chat" about it...

    My school have said nothing of this to me. How sly is that? I'm taking tomorrow off because I'm too pissed with them to go in and act normal. If they've got an issue with me why can't they just tell me?
    Fair enough to have concerns about your welfare - I've noticed you post at 4am quite a few times which would worry me if I was your mentor (it's already past my usual bedtime - past midnight on a school night is just wrong!)). But they should discuss their concerns with you, not just tell the university.

    I was very upfront about this with my mentor at the start of my 2nd placement - in the first week I asked her to remind me to eat if she noticed I'd stopped eating lunch, because in my previous placement I didn't feel like eating a lot of the time and lost a lot of weight.
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    (Original post by myrtille)
    Fair enough to have concerns about your welfare - I've noticed you post at 4am quite a few times which would worry me if I was your mentor (it's already past my usual bedtime - past midnight on a school night is just wrong!)). But they should discuss their concerns with you, not just tell the university.

    I was very upfront about this with my mentor at the start of my 2nd placement - in the first week I asked her to remind me to eat if she noticed I'd stopped eating lunch, because in my previous placement I didn't feel like eating a lot of the time and lost a lot of weight.
    Yeah, I can see why they'd worry too because mostly when I'm up at 4am it's because I'm still writing plans and making resources because it seems to take me so long, but it really wouldn't have been hard to just have a chat with me oh well, I'll go into uni later on and see what the deal is.
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    So after 4 months, 11 applications and 8 interviews, I finally got offered 2 jobs on the same day!

    Hope I made the right decision, but just so relieved to finally have it all sorted.
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    (Original post by myrtille)
    So after 4 months, 11 applications and 8 interviews, I finally got offered 2 jobs on the same day!

    Hope I made the right decision, but just so relieved to finally have it all sorted.
    Yay! Well done you! I've seen the internal candidate *sigh post a few times so I bet you're absolutely chuffed. :0)


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    (Original post by SuperSam_Fantastiche)
    Yeah, I can see why they'd worry too because mostly when I'm up at 4am it's because I'm still writing plans and making resources because it seems to take me so long, but it really wouldn't have been hard to just have a chat with me oh well, I'll go into uni later on and see what the deal is.
    How did you get on? Do you feel any better? I have to say I did sort of gasp out loud when I read your post about them calling the Uni! :0)


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    (Original post by myrtille)
    So after 4 months, 11 applications and 8 interviews, I finally got offered 2 jobs on the same day!

    Hope I made the right decision, but just so relieved to finally have it all sorted.
    Congratulations. Can I just ask, how did you end up getting two offers at the same time? Were the interviews on the same day? When you got asked the 'are you a firm candidate' question did you tell both that you may also be in the running for another job? Just curious as I could find myself in the same position tomorrow. Probably wishful thinking mind!
 
 
 
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