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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!

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