Hi All Primary Heads Thanks for reading! Would you be happy to answer any of the questions below? I'm considering a change of career from secondary to primary. Would you employ a teacher straight from secondary to teach in your primary school? Do you consider there to be any advantages to employing a secondary teacher in your school? Have you ever employed or known of anybody to employ an ex-secondary teacher in their school? If yes, was it a success? Most secondary teachers would probably say that their main selling points to a primary school would be: Behaviour / classroom management. Differentiation. PSHE. Dealing with emotional issues. Experience of dealing with exam pressure (GCSE / A' Level), which would be transferable to year 6 SATs. Subject knowledge, as a specialist in a subject area. For example - MFL, to teach MFL throughout the school, or Maths, to take the lead on Maths throughout the school. Would you, as experienced, primary head teachers agree that these would be advantages, or are they skills which are less important at primary level? If you were to consider employing a teacher moving from secondary, which subject specialisms would appeal to you? Maths? English? MFL? Science? Others? Would you sooner invite a primary trained NQT straig from uni, or an experienced secondary teacher to interview? Thanks in advance for any responses you may offer!