I'm 27, and have always wanted to get into teaching. My degree (2:2 in Sport & Exercise Science) didn't really set me up for anything teaching related and I have no idea where to start. I graduated 5 years ago but have two young kids so needed to work to keep the money coming in. What is the best way to go with regards to getting into teaching? The get into teaching website is just apply apply apply and I have no idea where to start with it.
Thanks in advance!
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- Thread Starter
- 26-07-2017 21:57
- 27-07-2017 10:31
The first thing you need is some school experience. Courses need generally 5-10 days of school time as part of their requirements. If you look around this website, it should help.
What subject do you want to teach?
Have you looked at bursaries and funding?
Consider both University led courses and also in school courses (SCITT). I chose a SCITT as it meant I knew that I would be doing my training at 1 of the schools in their group, so close to home. A uni could give you a big commute to a school.
There are also paid training options like School Direct, though these have people who criticise and praise these in equal measures.
If you get on a course you coukd also do a Knowledge Enhancement course which you may be paid (£100-200 per week) to complete.
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- 27-07-2017 13:39
I don't think your degree will hold you back at all.
My first question is what level do you want to teach?
There are paid jobs where you also train as Bob suggests. However, I did the PGCE, and with this you get funding from student finance and maybe bursary.
- Thread Starter
- 27-07-2017 19:35
I think I'm leaning towards primary school. It's just hard trying to get the experience whilst juggling full time work! The advice is much appreciated! I will put some feelers out to some local schools for after school club (if that would count as schools experience?)