Any primary teachers on here??Watch
However, I have heard from some people that it is extremely difficult to get a primary school teacher’s job as a biology graduate (even if you have a PGCE from a red brick uni) and you need to do a bunch of courses and stuff to get a permanent job.
Is this true??
Hi - that is total nonsense. Doesn't matter which uni you go to either. Try and do your PGCE at a uni near the area you'd like to work. Biological sciences would be a good degree to have - I don't know anyone from my career with a biology degree working in primary schools.
Being an experienced primary teacher myself I have never heard of this problem at all. My degree subject was never a problem or mentioned when applying to jobs, other than myself bringing it up to say how much I loved the subject. Although different training providers may have specific recruitment criteria, there are some basic eligibility requirements you’ll need to meet to become a qualified teacher in England.In summary, you'll need or be working towards a degree, GCSE grade C / 4 in English and maths – and a science subject for primary trainees. If your unsure of your next step? Register with us for support from an expert adviser who will be an experienced teacher and able to guide you through the next steps.
Please give us a call on 0800 389 2500 and ask for an adviser, alternatively, register on the getintoteaching website and we shall call you!
hope that helps