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Would you consider being a primary or secondary school teacher in the uk. i know alot of teachers that are teaching abroad because of the uk system

Ziad4321
16 days ago
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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap16 days ago

One thing homeschooling taught me was I would not like to do it full time. Obviously it would be different teaching other people's kids to your own but not for me

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Mick82
Mick8215 days ago

Not for all the money in the world kids are so cheeky now I would blow my top don't know how they do it.

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh15 days ago

I help to teach a friend’s kids sometimes. They’re homeschooled (and have been for years) but he prefers to have other people teach them some things that he isn’t as good at. I don’t mind teaching them since they almost always want to learn and don’t really make it difficult, but I don’t think I’d want to teach in a school.

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ACR
ACR15 days ago

No, it really doesn't appeal to me. I don't agree with 'teaching to the test' and wouldn't want to deal with unruly kids. Plus, schools are not getting enough money.

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angelik
angelik15 days ago

I wouldn't, it doesn't seem like a very rewarding job these days. The way a lot of children behave now is appalling, and the parents don't take any responsibility for it.

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
11 days ago

true especially high school children they all act so much different then the high school kids 5 years ago

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kfe202
kfe2028 days ago

angelik, That's true. What about raising children to take responsibility for their own behaviour, though?

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Tk3
Tk315 days ago

I don’t think I could! I don’t have the patience to teach!

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flipside
flipside15 days ago

I definitely would never like to be a teacher. It’s exhausting work especially for primary schoolers. I’d much rather be a university lecturer.

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Pjran
Pjran15 days ago

I’m sure lots of people think it’s easy and they get lots of time off but being a teacher really is not easy. They take lots of work home and continually planning. My daughter in law even has cupboard with food for those sent to school without breakfast (at her own expense). I wouldn’t recommend being a teacher.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2215 days ago

I would not like to be a teacher. A lot of members in my family are and try to convince me to go down the same route but it isn't for me. The pay is fantastic. But I have seen how teaching never really ends, you go to school, teach, come home and then spend the rest of the day planning the next day lessons. You have to be hard working and committed to be a teacher. And there are some students who treat teachers terribly, when I was at school my class made my teachers cry often. If a person has thick skin, enjoys watching children grow and improve throughout their time at school then it is the job for you

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rachelc386
rachelc38615 days ago

I always wanted to be a teacher when growing up but then I realised how hard it must be to teach and sometimes even discipline other people’s children day in, day out. If I did I think it would have to be older children, say GCSE/A level age

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
11 days ago

for me i know that gcse would be the worst for me to teach but a level would be good

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hspexy
hspexy15 days ago

No. It’s not easy being a teacher, and it’s even harder to do the job when you don’t get the support and I don’t have the patience

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
9 days ago

i agree if you work at a school with good behaviour and supportive staff then it will a great job

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hspexy
hspexy8 days ago

Ziad4321 teaching is a very rewarding and respectful job, particularly in countries where the teacher is looked up to. It doesn’t work well in a society where there’s a lot of disrespect.

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Nino786
Nino78615 days ago

Requires great patience, So maybe no lol

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig15 days ago

My husband and I are both teachers. It is a brilliant job and it is very rewarding, but there are a lot of challenges, most of which have nothing to do with the pupils. We often have full timetables, yet are still expected to write reports, wrote lesson plans, develop new courses, attend lots of different meetings, keep up with constantly changing legislation, mark assessments and the list goes on and on. We often have to bring work home with us and have been known to work during the holidays in order to get everything done. People often complain that we get too many holidays or parents complain at us because their child isn't doing as well as they expect! We can teach 7 periods a day, with 30 kids in class, all of whom have different needs, whether it be learning difficulties, mental health issues, challenging home circumstances etc, all of which we need to be sensitive to and we need to meet all of those needs in 50 minutes, whilst ensuring each pupil meets the learning requirements, dealing with behaviour, providing materials (which we have probably paid for) and a whole lot of other things. We are often stretched very thin and don't get the support we need.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE14 days ago

yes I agree .... teaching and the kids...brilliant .... lack of time, stress, constantly changing legislation, etc etc ruined it for me

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
11 days ago

i agree i think that teaching can at times be the most rewarding job

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Lynibis
Lynibis15 days ago

I would love to teach, but with unrealistic provisos! 1. No badly behaved children 2. No classes larger than 20 pupils 3. No unnecessary paperwork!

I love to impart knowledge and would like to teach English and History but I am at least 20 years too late. I get frustrated not being able to discuss my subjects with others but I do tell the kids on transport lots of bits and pieces about history if they show interest, also my grandson.

Unfortunately covid has stopped my talks to Age Concern but I am gratified when my friend texts me and says she got a Chase history question right after listening to me lol.

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
11 days ago

same i would love to teach but most secondary schools behaviour is appalling

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k4ren2006
k4ren200615 days ago

My neighbour is a teaching assistance. She clearly loves her job but must have the patience of a saint. I couldn't do it x

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin15 days ago

I wouldn't personally for myself but each to their own.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi14 days ago

No...I am qualified, but they do not pay enough

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Ziad4321
Ziad4321
Original Poster
11 days ago

apparently from 2022, the starting wage for a NQT will be 30,000 which is nearly the average wage in the uk

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi11 days ago

Ziad4321 hmm last news I read that the financial minister wants to freeze the public sector wages with the benefits....to balance that 2 tn depth....

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9014 days ago

I must admit, I feel uncomfortable being around groups of children so obviously the job wouldn't be for me. I suppose I feel that way because I grew up in an adult household. I was an only child and all of my relatives were older than me. I don't at all hate kids and would perhaps have my own at some point, but I am just used to and prefer adult company.

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JessHindle
JessHindle14 days ago

I would probably however it depends on the behaviour of the students so probably a grammar school

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MaryBroadb16135
MaryBroadb1613512 days ago

Perhaps I would be a history teacher

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc8 days ago

In the traditional sense, no.

I remember that in high school as I was leaving a classroom, the professoress was about to break to cry due to the disrespectful students she had to put up with. Manual labor is a tough job physically while teaching is emotionally and mentally.

Every job/career has its demons.

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