Hi, I have been gaining experience in two schools working as a voluntary TA since January. I plan on getting at least one term's worth of experience under my belt, as it were. I know the deadlines have passed now for a Sept 2011 start & I know that I need to get a school to agree to train me prior to making an application to a GTP provider, however, as this will be for a 2012 start now, I'm just wondering when the best time to approach schools is....? I'm guessing it's much too early at present.... but then the GTP providers seem to open their doors for 2012 applications around September 2011. If I am to get a school to agree to train me first then I'm guessing I need to apply around the middle of July/very start of September? It just seems so far in advance of the actual start date? I hope that doesn't sound too garbled, I'm composing it on the hop, as it were. Thanks GB .