1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice

Help! Can I do my NQT year in a primary school if I have a secondary PGCE in English?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by emma_davis23, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. emma_davis23

    emma_davis23 New commenter

    Hi,

    Just wanting some advice! Am I able to apply for a primary teaching job even thought my pgce is in secondary English?
    I have lots of voluntary experience in primary schools and also completed a few weeks in a primary school on my PGCE but have decided that secondary really isn’t for me!
    I really want to change to primary can any one help?
     
  2. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    As far as I am aware there won’t be any problem, apart from being asked in interview why you want to change. You have trained as a teacher. Yes, you had a specialism and, yes, it was with a different age group, but the training was as a teacher. I trained in secondary History, but all my NQT work (apart from supply) has been teaching English. I have little doubt that a switch between age groups can be made as easily as a switch between subjects.
     
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Yes QTS allows you to teach at any phase and many teachers have moved into a phase they are not trained in. However you will need to demonstrate good knowledge of the primary curriculum in order to pass NQT induction. Having a core subject like English should help.
     
    agathamorse likes this.
  4. emma_davis23

    emma_davis23 New commenter

    Thank you that’s put my mind at ease a little!
     

Share This Page