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Secondary to primary

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by santamonica, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. santamonica

    santamonica New commenter

    Hi,
    I imagine this has been asked before but I know things are slightly different now. Has any secondary teachers retrained as a primary teacher in the last year or so? I've looked on the GTCS site and the information given about the professional learning programme is pretty vague.
    I can't afford to take a year out of working to just go and do the PGDE course so I'm hopeful there is a way of doing it while still continuing in my current job. I know I would be expected to have some time in a primary school, has any had experience of SLC facilitating this?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Prudent

    Prudent New commenter

    I moved from secondary to primary in 2000, so I am not sure if this information is still relevant. I did an 18 'additional teaching qualification' course at what was then Jordanhill. It was part placement and part college. I had to pay for the course (about £900 at that time). It was quite intensive, I would have struggled to work part time in the evenings/ weekends. I did get work easily on completion. However I later moved back to secondary in a very different role from my original one. I found the workload a big issue in primary, although I know it is an issue it both sectors.
     
  3. daisy_chain

    daisy_chain New commenter

    If you do a search on my name you should find some info. I was interested in doing the reverse but as I work full time as a primary teacher I have no idea how the hell the GTCS expect you to get enough experience in a secondary to get you signed off by the head (or the reverse in your case!) Good luck!
     

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