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Changing from Primary Teaching to Secondary ... Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by mrjjcoates, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Hello, I was wondering if someone could help me. I have recently qualified as a primary school teacher and I have a post for this academic year with only one term of NQT to pass as well.

    I have been thinking about secondary education a lot and whether I would be better suited to secondary education, instead of primary education.

    I was just wondering what are my options for this. Do I have to complete a full degree then PGCE? Can I do a foundation degree in my subject? Can I do a top-up course through an agency? etc.

    If anyone could offer advice or point in another direction, that would be great. :D
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    You are qualified as a teacher (not in Scotland), not specifically for primary so in theory you can be appointed to a secondary post - IF you can persuade a secondary head that you'd be better at it than secondary-trained applicants.

    What subject were you thinking of teaching? And what is your degree? If, for example, you had a degree in maths, your prospects are much better than if (for example) you had a degree in history or geography. If your degree isn't a proper national curriculum subject - but is (for example) primary education - your chances are non-existent.

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