I QUIT, RESIGN, GIVE UP, SURRENDER - WHATEVER
This afternoon I rang 6 local school and 2 private schools. I told them that I would like to teach textiles and as I don't have a degree was looking for a way in - a job at the school to then be able to train.... response - do you have a degree - *********...... what did I just say!!!!
How about I offer my time free to run an after school club in textiles, dressmaking etc - response --do you have teaching qualifications? ******.....what did I just say!!! I don't have the teaching qualifications but do have C&G certs, skills and many years of experience - response - Sorry we have no funding - *****.... I just said I'd work for free.
How about I run just one class so you could assess my skills and ability and see where it goes - response - sorry we would need to pay a qualified teacher to stay after school!and we don't have the insurance to use machines after school hours!!!!!!
How about I just visit your textiles students and show my work - free of charge? - response - we have more important things to be doing - national curriculum and all that!!!!!
I don't think I have ever spoken to so many short sighted, un-enthusiastic, (and in one case down right rude) heads of school in my life - no wonder our young people grow up lacking something!!! I would like to encourage our young people but OK I give up - I will just have to do my art for myself!!
Going off now to cry into my sketchbook. :-(((