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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    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!
    Right, my bad. I'm sorry - I can't keep track of who's doing what on this thread! Being there until Xmas is a reasonable stint.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Right, my bad. I'm sorry - I can't keep track of who's doing what on this thread! Being there until Xmas is a reasonable stint.
    Hopefully, let the littleone get a bit older and i can look at doing my NQT then
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Hopefully, let the littleone get a bit older and i can look at doing my NQT then
    Good plan. I can't remember (a running theme today, it seems!) if there's an expiry date on the PGCE. Is there?
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Good plan. I can't remember (a running theme today, it seems!) if there's an expiry date on the PGCE. Is there?
    I heard its 5 years not too certain though.

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    (Original post by gemmam)
    I heard its 5 years not too certain though.

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    I thought it was 5 years if you started the timer on the NqT (i.e. Started it and had a break) but if you dont start it then its indefinate, but obviously the further from the course you get the rustier you get.
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    (Original post by gemmam)
    I heard its 5 years not too certain though.

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    I'd heard the same, but wasn't sure.
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    I thought it was 5 years if you started the timer on the NqT (i.e. Started it and had a break) but if you dont start it then its indefinate, but obviously the further from the course you get the rustier you get.
    (Original post by gemmam)
    I heard its 5 years not too certain though.

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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Good plan. I can't remember (a running theme today, it seems!) if there's an expiry date on the PGCE. Is there?
    After you get QTS you can do as much short term supply for up to five years from that date. After that you can ONLY teach in an position which counts towards your NQT year until you complete it. I don't believe there's any limit on when you can complete NQT itself though as you've said you'd probably struggle to do it after a long break.

    Xxx

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    Ohhhh, I've just thought of something I wanted to mention.

    One of my tutors partly runs the UK National Writing Project. The are a network of teachers writing groups, which are usually monthly groups where teachers meet up to write themselves, and discuss the teaching of writing. The idea is if you teach writing you should write yourself. It's a lovely kind of group to be involved in... I joined in my NQT year and really enjoyed discussing pedagogy and theory once a month. It keep me grounded to it and stopped me getting caught up in the whirlwind of assessment, reports, data, planning etc that is NQT and forgetting the big picture.

    Just thought I'd mention it as some primary or language teachers might want to join one. There is a list of groups across the country on the National Writing Project's UK website and some other resources.

    XXX

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    After you get QTS you can do as much short term supply for up to five years from that date. After that you can ONLY teach in an position which counts towards your NQT year until you complete it. I don't believe there's any limit on when you can complete NQT itself though as you've said you'd probably struggle to do it after a long break.

    Xxx

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    Thanks for this. It's not something I've ever actually needed to know, but I've kind of absorbed bits over the years. I'll try to remember it for future reference.

    In other news, I taught my last ever lesson today.
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    Don't want to hijack any previous conversation thread, but I'm due to start my PGCE this August. I thought I'd ask some current students, what response do you normally give to students who ask "Are you a student teacher?".
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    (Original post by returnofthewaz)
    Don't want to hijack any previous conversation thread, but I'm due to start my PGCE this August. I thought I'd ask some current students, what response do you normally give to students who ask "Are you a student teacher?".
    'I'm your teacher.'
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Thanks for this. It's not something I've ever actually needed to know, but I've kind of absorbed bits over the years. I'll try to remember it for future reference.

    In other news, I taught my last ever lesson today.
    Congratulations on making it through!!! And we'll done for all the good you've done. A career in teaching is an amazing thing to do with your life.

    I think they changed the NQT rules about two years ago anyway which doesn't help!

    (Original post by returnofthewaz)
    Don't want to hijack any previous conversation thread, but I'm due to start my PGCE this August. I thought I'd ask some current students, what response do you normally give to students who ask "Are you a student teacher?".
    I said a couple of times I'm learning to be a teacher like (their teacher). But I worked with 3-7 year olds so it's a bit different lol.

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    Congratulations on making it through!!! And we'll done for all the good you've done. A career in teaching is an amazing thing to do with your life.
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    Thank you.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Oh dear. What is the effect of not being withdrawn?
    I don't know. There could definitely be an impact financially. I'm really confused right now as the uni gave me zero info about how withdrawal would affect me in terms of student loans, bursaries etc. Ive had no contact with any of them since the meeting where they told me to withdraw.
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    (Original post by alabelle)
    I don't know. There could definitely be an impact financially. I'm really confused right now as the uni gave me zero info about how withdrawal would affect me in terms of student loans, bursaries etc. Ive had no contact with any of them since the meeting where they told me to withdraw.
    Time to call on the student union, maybe?
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    (Original post by returnofthewaz)
    Don't want to hijack any previous conversation thread, but I'm due to start my PGCE this August. I thought I'd ask some current students, what response do you normally give to students who ask "Are you a student teacher?".
    I'm your teacher. They will know you're a student teacher though! some classes I was honest with - they were used to student teachers and they were a really nice class.

    So much so that they would periodically ask me how my training was going, when I would qualify etc. But out of the however many classes I taught, that class was the exception.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Time to call on the student union, maybe?
    I called them. They were just as confused as me and referred me back to the department.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    In other news, I taught my last ever lesson today.
    Did you cry? Will you miss teaching? Will you work in any school as a volunteer teacher? What are you going to do from now on?

    P.S. Don't leave us! TSR needs lovely ladies
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    (Original post by Juichiro)
    Did you cry? Will you miss teaching? Will you work in any school as a volunteer teacher? What are you going to do from now on?

    P.S. Don't leave us! TSR needs lovely ladies
    Aww, thanks! No, I didn't cry. It wasn't like that. I don't think I will know if I'll miss it until the next school year starts and I'm not doing it. For now it's like any other summer holiday. I'm sure I will miss the people, but I don't know about anything else. I don't plan on going near a school again, but who knows? I may change my mind.

    I'll be a fixture on TSR until my knowledge becomes obsolete, I suspect, or until I get booted off!
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    In other news, I taught my last ever lesson today.
    Thats awesome, congrats. Make sure you put your feet up, have a nice glass of wine and relax x
 
 
 
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