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Can teachers switch between phases of school?

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Last updated on 1 November 2016
School types: All · School phases: All
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Can a primary teacher teach in a secondary school, and vice versa? A qualified teacher is eligible to teach at any maintained school or non-maintained special school, and is not formally required to retrain. We look at some of the potential challenges and teachers' perspectives on switching between phases.

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  1. 1 Qualified teachers can teach in any phase of maintained school
  2. 2 Advice on recruiting teachers from different phases
  3. 3 Challenges of transferring between phases of school
  4. 4 Courses on teaching in different phases
  5. 5 Teachers' perspectives: making the transition

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