I'm 25 and although up until now have been uncertain as to which career to choose, I have now done some voluntary work with 6-10 year olds and feel sure I would make a happy and successful primary school teacher. I'm wanting to get a degree and PGCE and just go for it but these questions are holding me back: * My CV is patchy at best due to being (although undiagnosed) a long-term sufferer of depression and anxiety. Since leaving College with only one A-level I have been in and out of various retail jobs and spent a significant amount of time unemployed. How much are these CV gaps likely to effect a carer in primary school teaching? * What will schools look for when doing CRB checks? I ask because when I was 19 I was sacked from working at Sainsbury's for stealing something priced £1.50. My manager got me to sign a statement admitting this but I don't know if they passed this statement on to the police or even if it is too petty to matter if they did. Is it possible this might effect schools' decision to employ me? - James D.