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What jobs can you do in a school that have a reasonable workload and don't mean taking work home?

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scissormister Sat 11-Nov-17 23:15:59

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?

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Floralnomad Sat 11-Nov-17 23:18:00

Cover supervisor , although I’m not sure what it pays .

gillybeanz Sat 11-Nov-17 23:18:09

TA, Secretary, receptionist, playtime supervisor, librarian, tech/ tech assistant, science assistant, caretaker, .

HopeClearwater Sat 11-Nov-17 23:20:28

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.
HTH smile

scissormister Sat 11-Nov-17 23:30:08


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piefacedClique Sat 11-Nov-17 23:31:01

Attendance/pastoral support?

Love51 Sat 11-Nov-17 23:33:56

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)

LuluLemonBelle Sat 11-Nov-17 23:35:31

Educational Psychologist
Specialist teacher

FormerlyFrikadela01 Sat 11-Nov-17 23:40:03

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.

Catlovingmama Sat 11-Nov-17 23:40:59

In independent sector assistant bursar, admissions etc

Changerofname987654321 Sun 12-Nov-17 09:16:25

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.

TheKop Tue 14-Nov-17 05:18:52

Definitely not a Business Manager, they work a lot from home 😉

DumbledoresApprentice Tue 14-Nov-17 07:39:06

TheKop- Our business manager works longer hours than most of the teachers and does more than their fair share of duties, study supervision and mentoring. They are also in for most of the holidays.

HopeClearwater Wed 15-Nov-17 21:00:31


Yes! Do as I say, not as I do...

grasspigeons Wed 15-Nov-17 21:09:59

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.

temporaryname99 Wed 15-Nov-17 21:55:28

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.

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