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Dear James - can a secondary trained teacher apply for a primary school post?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by chrissy0007, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. I qualified as an art teacher in June 2009, I initially tried searching for a job, got shortlisted for one school - did not get it, so took a year out and volunteered in the educational sector. I am now back to applying for an art teacher's post in earnest. Not many art teaching positions out there, though I am applying for every single one! So was wondering if a secondary school art teacher could apply for a primary post - just to widen my chances of getting into teaching? Or do I need to do a primary PGCE to apply?
     
  2. I qualified as an art teacher in June 2009, I initially tried searching for a job, got shortlisted for one school - did not get it, so took a year out and volunteered in the educational sector. I am now back to applying for an art teacher's post in earnest. Not many art teaching positions out there, though I am applying for every single one! So was wondering if a secondary school art teacher could apply for a primary post - just to widen my chances of getting into teaching? Or do I need to do a primary PGCE to apply?
     
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    To echo James advice there are a lot of primary NQTs looking for induction posts. One route in would be to gain short term supply work in primary schools to get experience of teaching a wider range of subjects. Year 6 classes are least popular with primary trained teachers and I know a number of secondary colleagues teaching these in primary.
     

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