Afternoon All, I'm currently serving in the Armed Forces with approx 6 yrs until I can leave (and take an immediate pension). I have just finished a 3 year post teaching in a Defence training establishment, where I completed a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education (no college/school related subject, as they took my Defence role as my subject specialism). I have also also just attained my QTLS status through ETF/SET, hopefully broadening my options to teach within FE and secondary schools. 6 years may seem like a long way off, but in terms of getting the most out of my training grants and preparing for life outside of Defence, I need to get some plans together. Well that's the background out of the way..... My previous teaching has good links to physics/maths related topics/theories, hence I was thinking of becoming a maths teacher; hopefully in a secondary school but I am open to FE. I would like to teach GCSE and I was looking for ideas (and please be open/honest/brutal if needs be with your comments) to increase my chance of employment once I move into 'civilian street'. Here is what I have thought of so far: - I don't require any further initial teacher training, due to my PGCE. - I should go in on the main teacher pay scale, rather than NQT due to my QTLS. - I don't need a degree in maths to teach GCSE (according to the DfE). - I could volunteer in a school to build up some knowledge of the GCSE curriculum. - I could get the curriculum and give it a good read. - Attend a return to teaching course (that is maths specific). - Attend CPD events that specialise in maths. Thanks in advance.