I'd just like everyone views on this as I seem to hear/see about so many secondary teachers doing Primary supply (never heard of it the other way round but it must exist). Unless an agency has no other choice I think its quite ridiculous for secondary top be covering primary, especially KS1 and Foundation stage. The curriculum and classroom management is a very different and while a secondary teacher is probably more capable than unqualified staff I am a little shocked to see how common place it is. Especially with so many primary supply staff on agencies books Id hate to think us primary lot are missing out on work due to a (commonly but not always) less specialist individual. Before I get leaped on I have seen a few secondary supply teachers in schools and have been dissapointed. I would never dream of teaching a secondary age group, even year 7.