Not sure who’s keeping up with this blog, since it’s definitely fallen to the wayside, and potentially really over. But in case some are still stopping by for the concours, teaching, or nationality topics, I thought I’d give an update.
I’ll be changing schools this coming year after 11 years at the same private (privé sous contrat) school. I passed the agrégation externe for the public system finally and will be leaving the private system. It is a bittersweet success even though I worked so hard for it and am really happy to have gotten it. It’s strange leaving the place where I really became a teacher, had two babies, got married… I made a lot of friends there and it became like a second home to me. I’m trying not to see it through rose-colored glasses either, since like all places of employment it had its flaws.
Unfortunately it seems like I do have to go through the whole rigamarole of being placed in a position for a “stage” year (though I will be full-time and apparently without much, if any, training) and then having to point my way back into this region through the whole teacher movement system for next year. Fingers cross that works out because I’d really rather not move. Just in case, I’ll also be keeping an eye on university positions for next year, which I can now apply for, since I am a public school teacher!
Again, if someone out there is wondering about this or a similar process, don’t hesitate to comment or send me a question (there’s a contact form on my CAFEP CAPES guide page). Here, for some basics, are some of the things you can do as a public school teacher that you can’t as a teacher in the prive sous contrat:
Apply for university positions
Apply to teach in French lycées abroad
Be a teacher trainer (outside of Formiris)
Pass a concours to become an inspector
Be a chargé de mission for the inspection