Thinking of leaving teaching, what should/could I do?
DanziseDanzi · 02/03/2023 12:20
Contemplating, not decided yet.
Humanities teacher of 10 years.
Need something family friendly.
DanziseDanzi · 02/03/2023 12:24
Something that doesn't require shifts/ child care opening hours which are 8-6pm. Maybe holidays that can be accumulated over time/ tenure?
fiesta · 02/03/2023 12:49
Try the civil service. I work for them and have a looot of flexibility in my department
Shinyandnew1 · 02/03/2023 13:02
You are not alone in wanting to leave! I’m not sure you’ll fine too many jobs that don’t need childcare. What sort of salary are you looking at? The drop is generally the problem when looking at leaving teaching.
Have you looked on the Exit the classroom and thrive Facebook group-there are 120,000 other teachers who feel the same way.
DanziseDanzi · 02/03/2023 13:40
Thanks everyone... there was a typo in one of my posts!
I’m not sure you’ll fine too many jobs that don’t need childcare.
I meant work within childcare hours not outside.
FunnysInLaJardin · 02/03/2023 13:47
DH is leaving teaching after 28 years as he is burnt out.
He is going into the civil service as a health and wellbeing co-ordinator. The pay is about £15k less, but we can manage and it should increase fairly quickly - we hope! Seems to be quite flexible wrt hours and you can buy extra holidays.
applecharlotte12 · 02/03/2023 13:50
Careers Consultant in HE - there is a shortage of careers professionals at the moment. We have loads of ex-teachers in our department as it's a really good fit. You would likely teach (large and small groups), develop resources, host alumni panels and also run 121s guidance/cv appointments. You can join as a career changers and get funded to do a post grad diploma if you apply to jobs at The Careers Group. I find it a really rewarding job.
Part time is possible (I do 3 days a week) USS pension and 30 days hols plus bank hols and university closure days.
Coraline353 · 02/03/2023 13:54
Teacher training or leadership development for teachers? Like Ambition, EDT, Teach First? All very flexible in terms of working hours etc.
TheBabbaCrunch · 02/03/2023 13:57
I do private tuition (both through my own business but also through the National Tutoring Program in schools). I earn about 30k a year doing this although the hours are strange. I work 9:30-12:30 and then 4-8pm on Mondays, Tuesdays off, 9:30-12:30 and 4-8pm on Wednesdays, 5-9pm Thursdays and 10:30-5pm Fridays. I also do a few sporadic hours on Saturdays. However this year I've also had about 16 weeks off too! I can also rearrange, cancel, take time off etc whenever I want although I do try and avoid this to offer students consistency. I am an English teacher.
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