Is anybody able to help me? I am in the process of applying for the English GTP and PGCE at a couple of Universities. However they all require some classroom experience and I have repeatedly volunteered at all of the secondary schools within 15 miles of where I live (Lincoln). I can't seem to get anything. All I need is 5 days observation but can't get anything at all and this has been going on since the end of September. I went to school abroad so I can't go to my own school. This is so frustrating, as I have a good degree ( a 1st) and really want to teach, but if I can't get these 5 days, I won't be able to go into my dream profession. If anyone has any advice I'd love to hear it.