I currently an assistant head in a large primary school. I have just finished my NPQSL and am an SLE. I enjoy my job but can't see me doing it for the next 20years. I would look at being a deputy but not a head. A large part of my job is mentoring and I work a lot with our local uni and school direct providers. I really enjoy this work and would like to take it further. I have been thinking about doing a masters, mainly to help move into lecturing but also because I enjoyed the study aspect of the npqsl. BUT , I am already working to my maximum and not spending enough time with my dcs. So..
Is it worth it? Has anyone completed a masters and found it useful to their career? I have been teaching for over twenty years, is it worth doing it now? Any thoughts/experiences would be gratefully recieved.
I can't really help but I am also considering doing a masters. I am on SLT in a primary school but I have no aspirations to be either a deputy head or a head and equally I no longer want to be a class teacher.
I am looking at doing a masters in specialist SEN teaching with the hope that I can work 1:1 in schools, LEA, training etc. I have two primary aged children but would do it part time over two years. I love learning and working with children. I'm just worn out with class teaching and need my career to go in a new direction.
My friend has just taken up some lecturing hours on the BA PET course at a large university. She takes one of the English seminars. She taught for ten years and then did a masters in children's literature. So you don't need a doctorate but I think after a few years lecturing at a uni they encourage you to begin one.