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Moving from Primary to Secondary

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by sgt_jawilson, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. I am a Primary School teacher (who has taught for eight years) and have been wondering for the past couple of years how I would go about moving into Secondary. My degree is in Religious Studies so obviously would become an RE teacher.

    I have contacted my local LEA and Union Representative about it, but I would like your help. Both parties have told me they are not sure about it, but to follow 'your instinct'. Does anyone know if I can do this straight away (I am willing to offer my free time in a high school to get 'experience' and am willing to start before September) or would I need to retrain? I am very committed to do this, but need some advice. Can anyone help?
     
  2. I am a Primary School teacher (who has taught for eight years) and have been wondering for the past couple of years how I would go about moving into Secondary. My degree is in Religious Studies so obviously would become an RE teacher.

    I have contacted my local LEA and Union Representative about it, but I would like your help. Both parties have told me they are not sure about it, but to follow 'your instinct'. Does anyone know if I can do this straight away (I am willing to offer my free time in a high school to get 'experience' and am willing to start before September) or would I need to retrain? I am very committed to do this, but need some advice. Can anyone help?
     
  3. san38

    san38 New commenter

    You don't need to re-train - you have QTS and can teach any age group. you do however need to persuade a school to give you a go and so I think voluntary work in a senior school will be a must. You should bear in mind also that RE is looking v.dodgy in some schools currently - read old threads on the impact of the ebac. I have mentored secondary PGCE students for some years and qualified RE teachers are finding it harder to get employment year on year. Don't mean to sound too negative - but you need to be be aware that it will be harder to do this than it used to be - 5 years ago schools were crying out for good RE teachers but things have become much tougher of late.
     

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