1st Edition

Taking Control of Your Teaching Career A Guide for Teachers

By John Howson Copyright 2007

    With over 400,000 teachers working in schools in England and Wales, this practical guide is designed to help these teachers take charge of their careers and put themselves in the driving seat.

    Based upon John Howson’s popular weekly Times Educational Supplement column, this book outlines the possible career options open to teachers who:

    • have just finished their induction year
    • are considering taking on a leadership role
    • are looking to take time out of the classroom
    • want to come back to teaching.

    Written in an easily accessible manner, arranged in chapters based on the decisions teachers will make, from after qualifying to retirement, this book answers real questions from the author’s column. Providing helpful guidance to teachers at every stage of their career, John Howson reflects the fact that teachers need to take charge of their careers if they are not to risk being left to their fate.

    1. Introduction  2. After the Induction Year  3. Life Beyond the Main Scale  4. Looking for Leadership  5. Alternative Career Routes  6. Can I Teach Where I Want To?  7. What Are My Rights?  8. Leaving Your Job  9. Can I Come Back Please?  10. What Does the Future Hold for Teachers?  11. Job Hunting - Some Tips in Dealing with the Application Process  Appendices: Analysis of Teaching Posts Advertised in Secondary Schools.  Salary Scale.  The Future Size of the School Population.  Career Paths.  The School Route.  The Academic Route.  The Administrative Route.  The Specialist Route


    John Howson

    'I think there is a need for such a book. Increasingly teachers...lack a clear career path.It is practical, using the question and answer technique. The style of writing is easy to read.' - T. Day, Headteacher, Greenfields Primary School, Watford

    'There isn't much on teacher career planning and there should be so this plugs a big gap. This book is devoted to the topic and very detailed. The author is well known for the advice he's been giving in the TES.' - Sara Bubb, Institute of Education, TES columnist

    excerpts printed in the TES update