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Moving from Secondary to Primary.

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by dipsue, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Advice needed please.
    When school restarts in September I will be unemployed having been made redundant.
    I have worked in secondary for eleven years and would now like to work in Primary. I have NVQ 2 and 3 plus HLTA status.
    Are there any other course I would need, or that would be recomended to enable me to work in primary?
    Most ads ask for experience of working in the relevant keystage. I have SEN experience and have managed LSU for the past 7 years. Both roles have required me to support pupiils working below KS3/4.
    Any advice will be most welcome.
     
  2. Advice needed please.
    When school restarts in September I will be unemployed having been made redundant.
    I have worked in secondary for eleven years and would now like to work in Primary. I have NVQ 2 and 3 plus HLTA status.
    Are there any other course I would need, or that would be recomended to enable me to work in primary?
    Most ads ask for experience of working in the relevant keystage. I have SEN experience and have managed LSU for the past 7 years. Both roles have required me to support pupiils working below KS3/4.
    Any advice will be most welcome.
     
  3. tamtams

    tamtams New commenter

    Hi firstly sorry to hear of your redundancy. I am sure most primary schools would welcome you, ours would and have indeed employed x Ta's from secondary. I would say apply and see what happens what have you got to lose, I would advise though applying for jobs within keystage 2 unless you are familiar with EYFS in keystage 1. All I could add is that you could find a significant difference working with children in years 3, 4 5 as they are obviously much more dependent than the age you are used to working with. Go for it and good luck.
     
  4. Thanks for reply tamtams.
    I have some knowledge of early years as I have custody of my grandson. He will be 4 in September and I've had him for almost 2 years.
    He started nursery as soon as I got him and is now in Foundation. I would probably be looking at KS2 though.
    I'm thinking of doing some voluntary work for a couple of days a week and maybe registering for supply in the hope of earning while learning.
    I do have gaps in my knowledge but courses appear to cover what I've already done.
     

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