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Switching from Primary to FE.

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by craignovember, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. craignovember

    craignovember New commenter

    Hi. Initially I trained as a secondary Citizenship teacher, however there were very few jobs and after a year spent doing supply, I was somehow able to persuade a junior school to hire me.

    I have now been teaching KS2 for nearly 5 years and I have become disenchanted by it and would like to return to my first passion and teach A-Level Sociology (my undergrad degree is in Sociology).

    Does anyone have any advice about how I could achieve this? I have begun applying for roles, however I know it would be a leap of faith or morbid curiosity to even give me an interview after so long out of the age range.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Well, on paper it doesn't sound very promising so you have to be emphatic in the accompanying statement that the KS2 episode was a stop-gap that just turned into something a bit longer but you now think there are more opportunities for your specialism.

    Naturally QTS is QTS so you would adapt very quickly to the age-group and expectations. Have you done anything on an extra-curricular basis that you can possibly say has any relevance?

    Sorry. You just have to cook up a work of fiction. Sell yourself. The key point, I'd say, is the initial leap was for a good reason but not what you're passionate about. And good luck.

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