After being made redundant in October last year (after 14 years) I decided that I would like to become a DT teacher. I subsequently found another Graphic Design job. I have looked into the GTP option as I really need to keep a salary, but I have been told that the starting wages would be under 16K... this is a massive pay cut and may stop me pursuing teaching as a career. I am a Scout Leader, and an Archery GB instructor so have experience working with children. I have had a single day in a DT dept, and helped students with thier project. Being short of days that I can take as holiday, I will need to wait until the new year to gain more classroom experience. Any advice would be appreciated. W. Stevens BA Hons. Newmarket, Suffolk.