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verytiredmummy1 Mon 05-Sep-16 14:21:26

I can't stand it anymore!! I'm a bit overwhelmed by not having a clue what sort of jobs I could do and not knowing where to look for them! What have others done?

ScarfForAGiraffe Mon 05-Sep-16 14:22:52

I left teaching! But.... Surely it's the first days back and it is always always worse the first couple of weeks....

Lilaclily Mon 05-Sep-16 14:23:41

Have you gone back yet or are you suffering horrendous Sunday night blues?

DefinitelyNotRuth Mon 05-Sep-16 14:30:58

I'm currently on maternity leave but I've decided not to go back in April and am in the same boat by not knowing what to do next.
Thinking about getting a role as an EHCP coordinator for a few years while DCs are small then retraining as an Ed Psych. Whatever happens, I know I cannot face going back into the classroom!

DefinitelyNotRuth Mon 05-Sep-16 14:33:53

Posted too soon!
As for looking for jobs, the tes has a section for non schools based education which has had some interesting things in it lately. Also the local council jobs website or even civil services jobs, Nhs jobs and fish 4
Good luck!

verytiredmummy1 Mon 05-Sep-16 14:53:59

Thank you everyone. I'm currently on maternity but I can't face going back sad

DullUserName Mon 05-Sep-16 17:49:28

I jumped recently :-)

Lots of companies and organisations have 'education outreach' teams. Or museums and attractions that host school trips.

ScarfForAGiraffe Mon 05-Sep-16 17:50:40

There are very few teachers with children at my daughters infants now.

I looked at training as a psych, but it's a psych conversion then a 3yr training PhD so you need the right university near you/tons of childcare...

RainyDayBear Tue 06-Sep-16 13:44:18

I'll be leaving at Christmas! Am planning to do a couple of days supply and hopefully pick us some tutoring whilst keeping an eye on jobs locally - both in and out of education. I think the good thing about doing supply will be that I can take time and only apply for permanent jobs that I really want to do. I have no idea what I'll end up doing, but I think the change will do me the world of good!

Calsgirl Tue 06-Sep-16 20:13:13

Share the feeling. It's horrible isn't it.
I'm fortunate to have picked up a non class-based job this year - feels a bit weird but early days still I guess (senco/inclusion). Would this be something that you might feel able to consider - senco takes a bit of study but you could specialise later and keep the salary and the pension.
Have looked for lots of stuff outside too but so often comes down to the money.

insan1tyscartching Sat 10-Sep-16 21:33:51

I've recently been appealing dd's statement of SEN and so working with the Local Inclusion Officer at the Local Authority. She apparently was once a teacher she was telling me who couldn't stand it any longer and jumped ship.
I think her insight having been a teacher is incredibly useful, she is able to suggest strategies that LIO's who have climbed the Local Government ladder (as has been my previous experience) have never been able to do. She knows what is practical and feasible rather than the sometimes fanciful ideas from an LIO who has never actually worked in a school.
Perhaps you'd like to look into Local Government roles supporting children and young adults in education.

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