I have just returned from teaching in a private school abroad. I have also taught in state schools. Now I am back in the UK I am at a crossroads and am deciding whether to apply for teaching positions in a state school or private school. I would be teaching key stage 1.
We are lucky to have some lovely state schools around here and also some good private schools. I am aiming at a management position in the next few years.
Just wondered if anyone has any words of wisdom for me. Perhaps from people who have taught in both. I would greatly appreciate any sharing of experiences.
I have only ever taught in state schools, but based on the number if applicants for the 2 jobs we advertised last term you may want to apply for both sectors! I guess that it depends where abouts I the country you are, in Suffolk there are lots of teachers chasing the jobs on offer in primary schools (although that ay be a local blip due to changes in the system!).
I hope you find something that suits you, best of luck with your job hunting!