Leaving teaching for school office job - is this madness?

(52 Posts)
Grockle Fri 24-Jan-14 10:09:38

I've been a teacher for 10 years. I work 4 days a week in a very difficult SEN school where I get hurt daily (bitten, kicked, scratched, neck injuries) because of lack of training, lack of support...

I also have chronic illnesses that mean I suffer chronic fatigue & so have several weeks off every year. My work situation doesn't help my health.

There is an office job coming up at the same school. 4 hours a day, 5 days a week... would I be mad to apply?

Would I regret leaving teaching?

Taking into account benefits, I'd lose £120 a month, I think. To only work 20 hours & be able to pick DS(8) up from school every day.

frugalfuzzpig Tue 04-Feb-14 17:09:53

I think it won't do any harm to apply smile

Finickynotfussy Sun 09-Feb-14 13:37:22

I would be concerned that if you stay on the premises and they are understaffed, that you would come under pressure to continue teaching whenever they are short-handed. However, as regards the notice, if you're moving jobs with the same employer, the term's notice may not apply.

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