I will be finishing my degree later on this year and the time is coming to look towards leaving my part-time primary school tech job and heading off into the big world of real work.
All along I have been intending to continue with the educational tech route, but tutors at Uni seem to be very keen to discourage me from this, citing higher salaries and better prospects in commercial sectors. My heart is really still in educational IT though.
I was hoping some of you good people might be able to offer some suggestions about the best way into get into educational IT, and some ideas about the potential for career development. I'm guessing there would be more, and better, openings in secondary or further education, and that there would presumably be potential to progress from school-based posts towards more supervisory roles with the LEA/LA as experience grows?
Any advice, suggestions or tips anyone could provide would be very much appreciated, either here, by PM or e-mail via my profile.