I have been teaching English at secondary level now for 8 years and I'd really, really like to try primary teaching. I have a bit of pastoral experience and some curriculum management experience. (all at secondary level obviously) I have worked with primary aged children in playschemes, youth clubs and as a learning mentor before I went into teaching. I just have absolutely no idea where to start with this. I've been told to just 'apply for jobs and hope for the best' but would a primary head really ever employ me over an experienced primary teacher? I feel that even NQTs would have the advantage as they have been trained for the correct environment. I have a family to support, otherwise I'd seriously consider doing a complete new PGCE, but financially I cant afford to retrain from scratch. Does anyone have any suggestions?