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This is the year that I NEED TO get out - what can I retrain as??

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PlaymobilPirate Sun 08-Jan-17 22:35:20

I'll break if I have to do another year. DP is also a teacher - observations looming mean it's been a fucking miserable weekend in our house and ds has been overlooked again.

Ds started school this year and I work 0.8 so have Wednesdays off - I could use that time to study maybe?

Complicated career though - I did a degree in primary education in 2000 (taught for 5 years in primary) then fell into FE where I've been ever since. Head of Department teaching a subject I enjoy but don't have a degree in.

Degree in primary education feels pretty useless now...

I don't want to tutor or be in education at all.

What would you do? Any suggestions please??

Mistoffelees Mon 09-Jan-17 23:01:38

My degree is in education too and I've been researching different career options, unfortunately without taking quite a pay cut or undergoing significant retraining I haven't been able to find anything suitable yet. Hopefully someone will be along with a dream job for teachers!

PlaymobilPirate Tue 10-Jan-17 07:58:51

Thanks Mist we're trying to make time to have a serious look at our finances to see if we could cope with both of us dropping to lower salaries which is really daunting.

FellOutOfBed2wice Tue 10-Jan-17 08:11:01

Placemarking. Am a teacher but don't want to be any more.

MummyPigLovesAppleSauce Tue 10-Jan-17 08:14:50

In the same boat, so no help here!
Since I've qualified, I've tried secondary, primary, post 16 and SEN and I still hate it!
Can't find anything that pays anywhere near what we need though so biting the bullet and going back to post 16 within a school after maternity leave. I'm not looking forward to it!!

bangingmyheadoffabrickwall Tue 10-Jan-17 14:17:00

I am retraining as a childminder AND I was offered to work for a local mum!
There is light 'on the other a side'.

I had a most horrendous end to my career - forced out by maliciousness. A head who has despised me for two years and this was a woman who I admired, liked, looked up to and had the upmost respect for until she turned on me for no good reason except my 'plans' badly affected her own. I feel let down, hurt and lied to!
I am pleased I am moving onto pastures new. It's good to take a clean break. The past 8 weeks have taught me that I feel clean and fresh now that I out of a toxic and evil environment.
Good luck in your quest to find a new career. You can do whatever you want. There are no limits to what 'we' can do!
For me, I have enjoyed being at home and enjoyed my children. Even my husband has 'seen the light' and realised that money isn't everything and says that I am more relaxed, have more energy and smile more!

verytiredmummy1 Wed 11-Jan-17 18:41:55

Following as in the same boat. I can't find any alternatives as yet!

DrSeuss Wed 11-Jan-17 18:44:31

I'm now a TA. Massive pay cut but so worth it.
Cover Supervisor? Teach all day, prepare nothing, mark nothing?
I did actually once almost just apply to Aldi. I have a string of qualifications but there was an attraction in a job that was finite. Do the work, go home.

leccybill Wed 11-Jan-17 18:47:01

I teach my subject on a self-employed basis in primary. Do a bit of tutoring and a bit of supply.
Best bits of teaching and learning, none of the crap. More satisfied than I've ever been in my career.

OneOfTheGrundys Thu 12-Jan-17 17:15:59

I teach pt in a pru now. Intense days but small marking load and massive job satisfaction when it goes well.

gchasbeeninmyhouse Thu 12-Jan-17 17:23:25

Same but everything I think of is starting again and so a pay cut. One thing I have looked at but not in detail is instructional design or e-learning. Need to do training in it but might be something if you are computer literate?

PhilODox Thu 12-Jan-17 18:03:52

If you're in an 11+ area, what about tuition? Cover supervisor also good, but obviously the salary only goes up to a certain level.

ImperialBlether Thu 12-Jan-17 18:05:41

You can't earn a salary with 11+ work, though.

user1484226561 Thu 12-Jan-17 18:13:19

you will find something. Everyone in my department is absolutely desperate to get out. you are not alone!

PhilODox Thu 12-Jan-17 18:18:51

It's £40-50 ph here. But you could do PT work in the day too.

wowbutter Thu 12-Jan-17 18:28:56

What about something in social care or the local council?

Asssesment and review officer?

Working for a local send charity?

Family and parent support?

Autism outreach?

DullUserName Thu 12-Jan-17 21:16:27

STEM education and outreach jobs get posted here.
I went from primary into public/schools outreach for a company. It's fab! Similar posts come up in most large firms, universities, museums, wildlife/nature reserves, charities, any place that hosts school trips ...

Fixatif Thu 12-Jan-17 22:28:54

The world is FULL of ex teachers doing every job under the sun.

Resign, and then get any job you can. Everything will be fine, honestly.

'Jump, and the net will appear'.

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