There seem to be loads of different jobs available in schools (I am thinking support staff, admin rather than teaching necessarily). Just wondering if all are as extreme as teaching in terms of work load. Are there education jobs that don't involve working 12 hours a day?
Yes. Talk your way into a job at county as an adviser. Drive around county in suit criticising teachers and staff at the front line day in day out. Pretty sure they don't do twelve hour days. <bitter> HTH
Cleaner. Running breakfast club and after school club. Ta / hlta Learning mentor. Just so long as you aren't responsible for safeguarding ( I know safeguarding is everybody's responsibility, I mean don't end up being de facto safeguarding lead)
My friend works in admin at secondary school and aside from parents evening and the start of the new school year she never leaves work late and said it's actually less stressful than some other admin type jobs she's had before.
She got the job as stop gap prior to doing her teacher training... She changed her mind pretty quickly after seeing the reality of the work loads.
HopeClearwater They also run the slowest, most boring, wrongly CPD session about pace and differentiation why repeated the same buzz words for a year then next academic year say that was all wrong and then they pick another set of buzzwords.
I work in school admin. it is very busy when I am at work, but I don't take work home with me or have over reaching stress gnawing away. I leave on time and literally forget about work over the holidays.
The only downside is the pay is low, its part-time as most admin posts are 25-30 hours, term time only and the hourly rate is less than the hourly rate I'd earn doing a similar type of admin in the private sector - so I take a hit in 3 ways. I think they get away with the lower hourly rate as people are keen to get term time only work.
I work in pastoral care/ attendance and welfare at an FE college. It's busy and stressful, but I never take work home, and I'm term time only. I'm on a lower pay grade than the teachers, but I've been a teacher and even though it was "easy" teaching - ESOL for adults, it's too stressful for me.
It depends what you find stressful. I have to liaise with quite a lot of demanding people - social workers, the teachers! - and make tricky decisions about young people's education, but I enjoy it.