I know that there are probably quite a few posts from final year Primary Education students hoping to take a gap year before they complete their NQT years but please offer any advice you have. I'm finding myself completely torn between whether to do my NQT year straight away or take a gap year and travel abroad. I've done three summers of the camp america program and am finding the thought of not going back and seeing the campers pretty tough. However if I do a season there then I would get back too late to start an NQT year, so would try and travel until after Christmas and then perhaps do supply and apply for September 2017? Is this unrealistic? I love teaching and I wouldn't want to risk not being able to find a post when I return, but I can't imagine that when I start a teaching post that I would want to just do my NQT year and then go travelling because I'm imagining that I'll get pretty attached to the school. Please help!