PGCE Math Bursary - would I need to pay it back

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Hayleybobs
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I currently work in a school and am hoping to get a place on the Flexible PGCE Maths in September 2016. At present there is a bursary which would be a great help. However looking to the future there is more likely to be openings in my present workplace in other subjects. Does anybody know if I am offered a different subject to teach will I need to pay the bursary back?
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You wouldn't need to pay back the bursary if you were to teach another subject; it is worth pointing out though that you might struggle to be employed to teach another subject outside of maths (it would be a question of convincing an interview panel that you would be just as capable as those who hold QTS and who have taught that subject as part of their QTS/PGCE year). It would also depend on your academic background.
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You wouldn't need to pay back the bursary if you were to teach another subject; it is worth pointing out though that you might struggle to be employed to teach another subject outside of maths (it would be a question of convincing an interview panel that you would be just as capable as those who hold QTS and who have taught that subject as part of their QTS/PGCE year). It would also depend on your academic background.
Thanks for the reply. I currently work in a school and have taught various other subjects as a HLTA. Its the headteacher that's mentioned it that if something does come up would it need to be maths for me to be able to apply. It just got me thinking.
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As far as i know the bursary will be paid in full and never needs to paid back as long as you complete the course
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Why do you even want to teach maths without an analytical degree or even maths a-level? Courses will just assume you want the bursary and have no real passion in maths.
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Why do you even want to teach maths without an analytical degree or even maths a-level? Courses will just assume you want the bursary and have no real passion in maths.
Unfortunately years ago family circumstances dictated that I could not study a Maths degree and teach and so years later I took the next best thing working my way up in the world and became a Finance Manager within a secondary school. Still wanting to teach maths I took a large paycut and started down the road of teaching assistant with the support of a fantastic headteacher. Its took ten years but whilst supporting a family and working full time (37hours) a week I have seen myself as a HLTA supporting in the Mathematics department and now work in a secondary Pupil Referral Unit. I was directed (possibly wrongly) down the route of a Teaching Learning and Mentoring Degree four years ago as it was on a flexible programme, could be done around a full time job and at the time offered QTS, however, half way through the degree this option was withdrawn. With hindsight I should have taken a Maths degree but unfortunately it was not an option as I needed a flexible degree. I do have a passion for Maths but realise that with my lack of Maths A level/degree it could be frowned upon but I am in the process of completing my A level and hope to get it. I do hope that my experience will show them that it is more circumstances rather than lack of passion that has found me in this position.
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