Dear Theo, I would be grateful for some advice, please. I completed a primary GTP course in 2007 then got a job in a state school. Things didn't go well, I was struggling with anxiety and depression and lost my job. I struggled to find anything else for several months then discovered EFL teaching, which I enjoyed for just over a year. I have now relocated to Scotland and am hoping to go back into the primary classroom, however as I don't have enough primary teaching experience the GTCS will not register me and I'm unable to get onto a top-up teaching course at the local university. I applied to do a PGDE but didn't get onto the course as I don't yet have a high enough grade in maths (a 'C' at GCSE was ok for the GTP, but not for PGDE here). I understand that not all independent school require teachers to be registered with GTCS - is this correct? Do you think I should consider the independent schools as I have no experience there (other than currently working at an independent school's after school club)? As far as anxiety and depression goes, my life has improved dramatically, I am not the same person that I was and I would like to be given the opportunity to teach a primary class again - I'm just trying to work out the best way forward. Thanks in advance.