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BobbinsBoo1 Sun 26-Feb-17 20:47:18

Has anyone become a teacher via teach first? I'm trying to decided between a pace or teach first so would be interested to hear any opinions on teach first

bizarrelyjubilant Sun 26-Feb-17 20:47:45

Teach first.

monkeysox Fri 03-Mar-17 19:25:00

Have seen other people do this. It's brutal.

GHGN Fri 03-Mar-17 20:33:20

I was offered a place on TF and a PGCE. I chose the PGCE as I wanted to take time to learn the skills and gain experience. It is like learning to walk then running rather than running straight away. Some people can do it, I couldn't. But I have lasted quite a few years now smile

MrsTwix Thu 09-Mar-17 15:57:09

PGCE is better in my opinion, teach first shoves you in at the deep end.

Stressedouttraineeteacher Thu 09-Mar-17 20:33:59

I've just come on here to talk about how I feel like I am drowning in work... I am doing Teach First... I don't know how a PGCE works, so can't really compare. I like that you're in the same school for two years with TF, I don't like the workload - you start with an NQT timetable (80% teaching) after six weeks training over summer. It is, as mentioned, brutal. I am not considering giving up, but don't expect to do much apart from sleeping and working the first year - I give myself two hours each evening and that is only because I can't sleep otherwise. Upside is that you've got a guaranteed income for two years and don't need to pay for your PGCE. I'd ask around to get people's experiences of doing both.

u123 Thu 09-Mar-17 22:45:41

Just to say I did teach first too. It depends on your school to be honest
Also you should start on a 60% timetable not 80%!
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