Right so this is my story... I am a Junior School Teaching Assistant in a top London Independent School, it is a one form entry school and all infant classes have a TA. This is my second year of teaching at the school, I have taught dance to 4 - 14 yr olds for 7 years and have a degree in Performing Arts. My scenario is... I really want to qualify as a teacher, a really want to do my GTP at this school. There is a an NQT in the junior school and a P.G.C.E student in the senior school so I know there not completely closed to the idea of having trainees. I've dropped hints to the Head of Junior and all the other staff members and everyone thinks I should speak to the Head about doing it at the school and have showered me with really genuine praise, lots of responsibility above my station and I absolutely love my job and the people I work with I'm just ready to be qualified now. The school has never had a GTP and I don't know if it is possible to do in a one form entry school. The class teacher I am the assistant for said she is more than happy to be my mentor, would love to do part-time and is ready to retire as soon as I qualify, this is all sounds perfect to me! So my problem is where do I start, I've made a list of how it can benefit my school and now I am stuck. What do they need to do for me to be able to do my GTP there, do I still need to speak to a University, should I approach the Governors too?? Any help, information, points of view etc would be much appreciated.