daughter is doing her pgce atm. on her second placement. her first placement was in one of the worst city areas and her current placement is where all the posh(would be)people gravitate to. Guess which school she has gotten most satisfaction from?? She has gone straight from uni MA into this because she wanted to.
s just a passing phase/I need a job etc. Do it because you want to. There is a lot of prep work/lesson plans etc to do. Some of her course mates are struggling with this part(re-cycling hers!!)
At the end of the day money is`nt all that important if all you are doing is earning, not spending or just plain misserable. Maybe buys you a few toys to impress the mates/neighours/family but what do they really think?? Doing something you enjoy for less may be more rewarding. Having watched a recently promoted colleague wander up the hill, 2hrs after his finishing time, from the main office block with his knuckles trailing the ground I just think to myself WHY???
I am sure many people will now be reassesing their priorities in life due to the "crunch"...it had to happen, culd not carry on imo.
Do some homework re colleges/providers in your area, potential employers(short/fixed term contracts at first?) Agencies etc.
Watch teachers TV and read all paper/magazine supplements.