This page provides an outline of the differences between primary and secondary teaching and how this defines your initial teacher training (ITT).
Compulsory schooling in England is divided into four key stages. The teacher training you receive will be provided according to the key stages you intend to teach. Every teacher trains to teach at least two key stages.
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If you want to be a primary teacher, you will train to teach all the national curriculum subjects. Find out more about teaching primary
If you choose to teach at secondary level, you may teach one or more of the national curriculum subjects in depth, or one of an increasing number of vocational subjects on offer. Find out more about teaching secondary
The national curriculum for all key stages and subjects can be viewed on the Department for Education website
The Government wants to encourage high quality graduates to work in the early years sector and from September 2013 is introducing specialist Early Years Teachers. Early Years Teachers will work with babies and young children from birth to the age of five. Find out more about Early Years Teachers