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    I'm currently on holiday yet still can't resist checking this thread and job vacancies! You can take the girl from the pgce...

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    (Original post by Lmshephard)
    Hi

    I have done the exact same. I have bought folders, pens, post its, books, binders. I feel like I could create my own classroom with what I've already bought lol.

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    To be honest, the best purchase I've made for my PGCE was a Post-it note.
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    (Original post by Red Lightning)
    To be honest, the best purchase I've made for my PGCE was a Post-it note.
    I second this. I have used so many this year. They're everywhere and used for everything.
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    I passed! I get QTS!

    I'm so happy.

    And three pints in :')
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    Does anyone know anything about hourly paid positions? I have an interview for an hourly paid alevel lecturer and it strikes me as a bit of a rough deal.

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Does anyone know anything about hourly paid positions? I have an interview for an hourly paid alevel lecturer and it strikes me as a bit of a rough deal.

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    I don't know much about it but I know there has been a lot in the news lately about poor pay for lecturing positions... it really depends on how many hours they want you to do and how many you're contracted for. Basically, are they going to drop your hours at the drop of a hat to save money.

    But if they give you regular hours at a decent rate, there shouldnt be too much difference, apart from having to save up a bit for the holidays.

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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    I passed! I get QTS!

    I'm so happy.

    And three pints in :')
    Yes! Well done!! Our exam board isn't done till July so technically I've got the PGCE but not QTS at the mo.

    First day of the NQT tomorrow...
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I don't know much about it but I know there has been a lot in the news lately about poor pay for lecturing positions... it really depends on how many hours they want you to do and how many you're contracted for. Basically, are they going to drop your hours at the drop of a hat to save money.

    But if they give you regular hours at a decent rate, there shouldnt be too much difference, apart from having to save up a bit for the holidays.

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    Yeah you'd think with teaching it would be regular. Do you have any idea if they pay you preparation? I think it's £20 per hour teaching but obviously id spend a lot of my own time preparing so I'd want some sort of allowance. I don't want to ask them though because it always looks bad asking about money before being offered the job.

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Yeah you'd think with teaching it would be regular. Do you have any idea if they pay you preparation? I think it's £20 per hour teaching but obviously id spend a lot of my own time preparing so I'd want some sort of allowance. I don't want to ask them though because it always looks bad asking about money before being offered the job.

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    I don't think so- I think that's one of the main issues with that way of paying. Perhaps for hours you're in work e.g. a free in between two lessons?

    I think it's perfectly OK to ask. It shows you are being realistic and genuinely considering it. You don't have to put a positive or negative spin on it, just keep it factual... How many hours can I expect a week and is the pay for teaching hours only or preparation hours also?

    However, a teacher is only paid their salary however many hours prep they put in. At £20 an hour, you'd need to do around 1100 a year, so about 28 per week in term time to get a teaching salary.

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I don't think so- I think that's one of the main issues with that way of paying. Perhaps for hours you're in work e.g. a free in between two lessons?

    I think it's perfectly OK to ask. It shows you are being realistic and genuinely considering it. You don't have to put a positive or negative spin on it, just keep it factual... How many hours can I expect a week and is the pay for teaching hours only or preparation hours also?

    However, a teacher is only paid their salary however many hours prep they put in. At £20 an hour, you'd need to do around 1100 a year, so about 28 per week in term time to get a teaching salary.

    Xxx

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    They have told me it is 13 hours a week. That doesn't bother me but it would certainly bother me if I am spending my night preparing for one lesson and I get £20 for that. I've only just sent them an email asking if it would count towards my NQT year or not, so I won't send them another yet. But I do need to ask because it would definitely put me off. My boyfriend was hourly paid at a university and he got prep money but I don't know if that is how it is in our world :rolleyes: .

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    Now that I've sobered up I just want to say thank you to all of you. I've loved having people to talk to and I've loved the support and guidance and the sense of not being alone in this. I know we didn't all make it, but you all deserve the recognition of how bloody hard you worked over this last year. I couldn't have done it without any of you and I love you guys :')

    Extra super thanks to carnationlilyrose. You've pretty much been like a PGCE mother to us all and knew exactly what to say without freaking us all out. Thanks for putting up with my freak outs and daft questions.:ta:
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Now that I've sobered up I just want to say thank you to all of you. I've loved having people to talk to and I've loved the support and guidance and the sense of not being alone in this. I know we didn't all make it, but you all deserve the recognition of how bloody hard you worked over this last year. I couldn't have done it without any of you and I love you guys :'

    Extra super thanks to carnationlilyrose. You've pretty much been like a PGCE mother to us all and knew exactly what to say without freaking us all out. Thanks for putting up with my freak outs and daft questions.:ta:
    Aww, sweetheart! Thanks! You've all been great and those of you going on to do the job will be great assets to the profession. All the very best of luck.
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    Yes, thank you to all that have been here to be a sounding board
    Good luck to all those going on to NqT, i will continue to lurk and cheer you all on while dealing with my ever growing bump
    Best of luck to all xx
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    Just got my septum done to celebrate. Now to work out how to flip it for school.
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    Having another PGCE nightmare I haven't been withdrawn officially for some reason yet so I'm having to ring all sorts of people who just refer me onto others. What a mess.
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Yes, thank you to all that have been here to be a sounding board
    Good luck to all those going on to NqT, i will continue to lurk and cheer you all on while dealing with my ever growing bump
    Best of luck to all xx
    I'm not sure I congratulated you on this, so let me do so now. As a mother of two ancient children, I am here to give unasked-for advice if need be!!
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    (Original post by alabelle)
    Having another PGCE nightmare I haven't been withdrawn officially for some reason yet so I'm having to ring all sorts of people who just refer me onto others. What a mess.
    Oh dear. What is the effect of not being withdrawn?
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    I'm not sure I congratulated you on this, so let me do so now. As a mother of two ancient children, I am here to give unasked-for advice if need be!!
    Haha, thank you, much appreciated. Had my 12 week scan on wednesday and the little dude was having a disco so it looks like theyre going to be an active one!
    Ive been trying to decide when to tell my new employer as I start on monday. When they interviewed and I accepted I didnt know I was pregnant and obviously until the thumbs up that all was ok on wednesday it was all up in the air and high risk. I have to meet with Hr when I arrive on monday so Im thinking that honesty from the beginning is the best policy instead of faking it for weeks and then being like oh by the way, what do you think?
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Haha, thank you, much appreciated. Had my 12 week scan on wednesday and the little dude was having a disco so it looks like theyre going to be an active one!
    Ive been trying to decide when to tell my new employer as I start on monday. When they interviewed and I accepted I didnt know I was pregnant and obviously until the thumbs up that all was ok on wednesday it was all up in the air and high risk. I have to meet with Hr when I arrive on monday so Im thinking that honesty from the beginning is the best policy instead of faking it for weeks and then being like oh by the way, what do you think?
    I think honesty is the only way, legally, morally and practically, tbh. You aren't going to be able to hide it. It's an awkward situation, but you won't be the first or last. Are you intending to go back to work afterwards? Not gonna lie, NQT year + new first baby = a pretty difficult time.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    I think honesty is the only way, legally, morally and practically, tbh. You aren't going to be able to hide it. It's an awkward situation, but you won't be the first or last. Are you intending to go back to work afterwards? Not gonna lie, NQT year + new first baby = a pretty difficult time.
    Yes, planning to take my leave and then go back. Im not actually going in to my NQT ive just got a standard office job so hopefully far less disruptive as 2 others are starting with me. I'll be there till xmas so its not like I will be there 2 months and then leave!
 
 
 
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