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Long-term plans

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi there,

Over the past months I've been tentatively looking into various routes for after 6th form and this plan appears to have formed:

1. After finished year 13 become a teaching assistant/specialist role in my current school (a previous 6th former did this sveral years ago and the school took him in full-time and shaped his duties to his interests/career plans etc) Hopefully this work would be paid
2. After this (or instead of, or at time when vacancy arises) apply for job as teaching assistant in school
3. Whilst working as teaching assistant (part-time if possible- this seems quite common) begin a part-time degree at my local FE college in English and Education
4. Complete the degree and get on the GTTR which runs in my school and it appears if they still like me they can elect for me to train there as one of my two local placements
5. Become a teacher!

I reckon this would take about 7/8 years...what does everyone think? Am I looking too far into the future or is it good to have ideas like this?


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you could do that, or finish 7th year, go to uni and get a degree to become a teacher, seems like the most sensible option to me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It seems to me that you've grown rather attached to the school you're currently at.

    The best thing, I would imagine, would be to cut ties, move on and grow up a little (not as in 'grow up' because you're childish but rather grow up in terms of independence etc) and stand on your own to feet.

    Yes, it is a plan, but one that seems to rely heavily on things that may or may not be possible. It is one route into teaching, but another would be to go to university after finishing sixth form. That way you could be qualified in four years and earning full time wages in four years too.
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