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    pro - some intelligent conversation, possibly friends with some (compared to primary school kids), good holidays, good-ish pay, teach what you want and like and are good at
    con - can be nasty, loud, difficult, angry, may be stronger than you are so could hurt you if they are violent
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    cons -
    **** pay
    cant do anything about kids causing trouble in your lessons

    pros -
    holidays
    would be quite easy job, and fun if you liked the subject you were teaching, which you obviously would
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    Pro: When your teaching makes a student enjoy the lesson.
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    this is a summary of things I have heard from various teachers...

    Pro: decent holidays, (if you are at a decent private/grammer school) amazing school, get to teach a new generation,

    Con: **** pay (unless deputy head+)very time consuming, sometimes students are douchebags,
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    Pro:
    - Good hours
    - Quite rewarding (especially if you're good!)
    - Brilliant holidays
    - School trips
    - Teaching something you like

    Con:
    - Some students
    - Some schools
    - A lot of marking to do
    - Little pay for the amount of work put in
    - PGCE/NQT you're basically a dogsbody
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    The holidays aren't that good - you have the same holidays as all the damn kids. The prices of plane tickets etc will all be elevated during that season. Anyway, you might find that you have to do lesson preparation or teacher training during the holidays...
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    Why on Earth do you lot think school trips might be a benefit? Have any of you ever arranged or supervised a school trip? The teaching unions all agree teachers should avoid them like the plague.
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    The teachers at my school love some school trips, FACT. Especially when they're on them. Who wouldn't want to go abroad for a week?
    Risk assessments are a running joke at my school: 'I have to tell you that you're not allowed in the sea, but during free time, I won't be anywhere near the beach,' 'Ok, Sir, sounds good to us'
    :p:
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    so obvious.
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    (Original post by annab1684)
    The teachers at my school love some school trips, FACT. Especially when they're on them. Who wouldn't want to go abroad for a week?
    Risk assessments are a running joke at my school: 'I have to tell you that you're not allowed in the sea, but during free time, I won't be anywhere near the beach,' 'Ok, Sir, sounds good to us'
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    Of course.

    And they will also enjoy a long stretch inside due to gross negligence. It's just an extended holiday* after all init.

    * Usually unpaid.
    * Usually in their free time.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Of course.

    And they will also enjoy a long stretch inside due to gross negligence. It's just an extended holiday* after all init.

    * Usually unpaid.
    * Usually in their free time.
    Whoever you are, I don't really think you have the authority to speak for the feelings of all teachers on all school trips.
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    Pros
    Contrary to popular belief the pay is actually pretty good ~£35,000 for an ordinary teacher, £55,000 for HOD and £150,000+ for heads in deprived areas.
    Great Holidays
    Superb job security
    Great final salary pension
    Good working hours

    Cons
    Lower set students can be nasty little *****
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    I think the workload (and type) depends a lot on subject, e.g. art is a lot of visual assessment where as something like english includes a lot of time consuming essay marking. My aunt was an english teacher (A level) and she said the workload was insane!
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    re: school trips - my colleagues do seem to like them on some level, but EVERYONE says they are bloody exhausting. This is not to mention that it is usually better than the alternative (having to come into work anyway, which is pointless [given that the few students who are not going on the school trip usually don't bother coming to school] and annoying [for those of us who live more than an hour away from our workplace]).
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    Pros:

    Every day is different
    Kids can be hilarious
    Job security (once you manage to get one)

    Cons:

    You would have to take your holidays during school holiday time; with inflated prices and loads of kids everywhere
    Some kids will be absolutely vile to teach
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Of course.

    And they will also enjoy a long stretch inside due to gross negligence. It's just an extended holiday* after all init.

    * Usually unpaid.
    * Usually in their free time.
    Your a maths teacher aren't you and I can't help but notice that you just used the word 'init'. How old are you? I have never heard an adult ever use slang.
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    (Original post by annab1684)
    Whoever you are, I don't really think you have the authority to speak for the feelings of all teachers on all school trips.
    Would you agree that Chris Keates does have that authority (she represents 274,911 NASUWT members)?

    "The NASUWT attacked the growing compensation culture, saying teachers were increasingly being blamed - and threatened with legal action - over accidents.

    Chris Keates, the union's general secretary, said society had become 'increasingly litigious' and no longer understood the idea of a genuine accident.

    She added: 'It also fails to understand that perfect judgment, total attentiveness and faultless foresight are beyond human capacity. In the best ordered activities things will occasionally go wrong.' Mrs Keates said an assessment of the 'educational validity' of an outing should be made before it goes ahead. If it was not deemed to be of educational value, it should be shelved."

    The teacher who allowed you to go near water unsupervised is a fool.

    Paul Ellis was convicted of manslaughter after 10 year old Max Palmer drowned in a river in the Lake District.

    Mark Duckworth was convicted of manslaughter after 13 year old Gemma Carter drowned on a beach in France.
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    (Original post by suicidaloverbusiness)
    Your a maths teacher aren't you and I can't help but notice that you just used the word 'init'. How old are you? I have never heard an adult ever use slang.
    I was messing around blud. I'm in my 40s.
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    I was messing around blud. I'm in my 40s.
    Did you just say 'blud'?!!!!!!!! Lmao (laughing my arse off), I don't even use that word!!!!
 
 
 
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