School direct route to teaching

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rrscorpion
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School direct route to teaching

Postby rrscorpion » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:39 pm

Hi all

I am looking to switch careers from finance to teaching, especially primary school.. the appeal of predictable hours, having the same holidays as my daughter (she is 1 but thinking ahead :) )..

I have been exploring the school direct route and working on my application.. I spoke to one of the schools I was planning to apply to and they cautioned about the course being tough on young families...

I was wondering if there are any teachers on NVN who went the school direct route? Any advice/ insights :)
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Re: School direct route to teaching

Postby daisydaisy » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:15 pm

I've pm-ed you
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Re: School direct route to teaching

Postby shaneleone » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:49 am

Following.
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Re: School direct route to teaching

Postby Nfrost » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:14 pm

Hi
I left a career in finance 2 years ago and qualified as s maths teacher 2 weeks ago having chosen the salaried direct route.
As a mum I can definitely recommend it. There is a lot of work for the first 2 terms after which it calms down and I'm now looking forward to my 6 week break!
The benefits of salaried direct over pgce for me were staying local and having some influence over where I worked. In addition, having already worked I enjoyed getting my hands dirty straight away. Weeks in a training classroom would have frustrated me.
Good luck!
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Re: School direct route to teaching

Postby rrscorpion » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:15 pm

Thanks nfrost for sharing your experience.. so glad to hear! I was told first two terms are intense.. what were the hours like? I have a 1 year old who will be going to nursery so just want to be prepared..
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