Teacher v Consultant ~ an ethical dilemma

After 2 years of working as consultant and trainer I had an ethical dilemma…..

I love delivering bereavement, grief and loss training to teachers and educational professionals, but how long can you go on calling yourself an Educational Consultant and Trainer, and still remain truly relevant and up-to-date with the comings and goings of a school.

I didn’t want to become a consultant that came into schools advising staff and have them thinking – ‘but do you really remember/know the realities of a working in a school’?

So at the end of 2017 I started thinking about a way I could combine a role in a special school alongside my BackPocketTeacher training.

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw an advert for a part-time Assistant Head Teacher position at a local special school. At the beginning of 2018 my application for this job was successful and I will begin my wonderful new 2 day a week job at Mountjoy School, Beaminster, Dorset after the easter holiday. And….. I will be able to continue with my BackPocketTeacher training and consultancy. In the coming months I am delivering a bereavement and grief training day in Somerset and Wiltshire, providing training for Oxford Teaching School Alliance, Ash Field School in Leicester and the Somerset Partnership Teaching School. Ethical dilemma resolved.

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