Doing a pgce twice?

(53 Posts)
Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 22:23:32

How mad an idea is that, would it be possible if I was willing to pay for it?

PhyllisDoris Mon 22-Apr-13 22:24:53

Why would you?

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:25:28

Why?

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 22:42:38

Because I did my pgce 15 years ago, worked for a couple of years, but then a looooong time as a sahm. Now nobody will employ me as a teacher, so if I could do a pgce I could update my skills and get back into it.

ReallyTired Mon 22-Apr-13 22:45:02

There are refresher courses for teachers who want to return to practice.

www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/returning-to-teaching.aspx

There is no need to do a PGCE if you passed the first time and got your NQT year under your belt.

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 22:48:19

No, return to teaching courses have been scrapped, now you just get a placement in a school for a few days, which I did last year but which didn't help at all.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:50:54

Why will no one employ you? I went back after 7 years. Go in. Do supply. Shadow.
Loads has changed but not insurmountably

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:51:22

You went to the wrong school op

What subject are you?

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 22:53:10

German and French

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 22:53:35

Even supply agencies want recent experience.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:54:40

Oh my god.
Send a cv to the schools you like. Say you want to come in and work with HOD.
Follow up with phone call.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:55:16

Although German is taught less and less. Our place is gagging for supply in langs

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 22:56:51

Really do you think? Work with hod in what way? My cv is utter shit, have done nothing other than volunteering (pta, governor etc) and a bit of admin work for the last 12 years. hmm

drfayray Mon 22-Apr-13 22:58:16

I am also returning to teaching after a long hiatus ( time off for children and different career). Here in Queensland, I am waiting to get my registration. Then I can do supply but have to do a return to teaching course ( next cohort is August). This is heavily subsidized by the state.

My PGCE was in 1993. Then I taught for 5 years. I am sooo out of it and in a different country but really feel like it is the right thing.

If doing the course again makes you feel more secure then why not ?

TheFallenMadonna Mon 22-Apr-13 22:58:25

I though MfL was a shortage subject? Agree with LadyM - get in touch with your local schools and ask to shadow the MfL department. We get requests all the time from returners and prospective trainees.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:58:59

That's loads. God stop being down. Ill dm you tomorrow. Sort you out.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 22:59:33

Very. You need some confidence. That'll work, where are you?

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 23:00:08

7 years off. Went back doing supply. Now am promoted etc. really it can be done

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 23:00:42

I think I just lost confidence because I applied for three jobs this time last year and didn't get anything at all.

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 23:01:08

Not even an interview.

LadyMountbatten Mon 22-Apr-13 23:02:05

Because you weren't positive. Plus applications have changed.

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 23:02:18

Have pm'd you where I am.

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 23:04:04

Drfayray, question is would I even be allowed on the course?

ReallyTired Mon 22-Apr-13 23:05:17

I have never worked as a teacher, but I have worked in several schools in support roles.

Did you ask for feed back on why you didn't get an interview? Did you visit the school prior to applying? (Stupid question I know)

Verycold Mon 22-Apr-13 23:05:38

You can all shout me down now, but I do find it frustrating when I know that my subject knowledge is better than most - I am German. Some of the German teachers I saw last year made absolutely shocking mistakes. But then I guess there is more to teaching than that.

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