1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. The Teacher Q&A will be closing soon.

    If you have any information that you would like to keep or refer to in the future please can you copy and paste the information to a format suitable for you to save or take screen shots of the questions and responses you are interested in.

    Don’t forget you can still use the rest of the forums on theTes Community to post questions and get the advice, help and support you require from your peers for all your teaching needs.

    Dismiss Notice

Switching from Primary to Secondary

Discussion in 'Primary' started by b0369661, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. I am a secondary maths teacher and am looking to change to primary, does anyone know anyone that has done this??
    Any advice in general??
  2. Should say switching from secondary to primary oops!
  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Yes me!

    But it is a long hard process. There is a large surplus of trained primary teachers and you need to show you will be just as good as them at teaching all aspects of the curriculum.

    If you can afford the uncertainly, and don't mind bits of secondary for a while, the best thing to do is get some supply teaching in primary. Sometimes you can get a post on the back of it. But even if not a reference from a primary school and experience teaching in them is a big plus on an application.

    Think long and hard. You could be out of a contract post for several years before getting a permanent primary post.

    But if you do make it, then it is fabulous and well worth it!

Share This Page