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Convert from Primary to Secondary Teaching

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by emilyak, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Hi,

    There are probably posts about this elsewhere and I wasn't sure where to post but I was wondering if anybody knows how to convert from primary teaching to secondary teaching. I'd like to do this at some point in the future. I hold QTS and when I did my degree in Primary Teaching I also specialised in English literature. I'd like to eventually teach English or History, which I am doing a MA in, at secondary level therefore was wondering if anybody could enlighten me on what steps needs to be taken to change from primary to secondary.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

  3. Sometimes transition courses aren't available in your area, as happened to me. I did my NQT in primary, spent the next year supplying in secondary to gain the all important experience for the application form. I was lucky enough to get two long-term contracts, but my point is, just go for it. Start by asking the HOD of your subject in a secondary school if you can shadow them for a while - this is what I did and it ended up with me doing a 4 month long term sick cover.
    So, just get yourself known in secondary and show your love of your subject. It worked for me. And advice from this forum.
    Determination will do it. Good luck!

     
  4. Evertonian

    Evertonian New commenter

    I trained Key Stage 2/3, did supply for a year in Primary, never felt comfortable with it so applied to a Secondary, got the job! I did have some KS3 experience from PGCE but other people change without it. You just have to persuade a school you have the skills to do it.
     

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