Hi, I am a NQT and am wondering whether to undertake a Masters whilst doing my NQT year? It is being offered at a greatly reduced rate if I do - so it is kind of now or never for me! I am 43 years old, have 3 older children, do LOVE researching etc, but don't know if it would be too onerous? I guess my main questions are: Is it worth it? Is it valued? Is it necessary? Also, I have not come in to teaching in order to 'move quickly up the ladder' - not what I'm interested in. I would be doing it in order to increase my knowledge of how children learn best etc Any words of wisdom from others appreciated. Thanks.