Hi there! New to this and first post! And I think it might be a long one the way I'm feeling - muddled! Anyway, I am currently volunteering in an infant school to get some work experience between now and July, as I want to train as a primary school teacher. Now, I think I'm far too late to train in September 2012 so I'll probably have to wait till 2013, am I right? I have considered doing a PGCE (I have a degree in psychology already), but it is the finance that worries me as my boyfriend and I are currently saving up for a house together! I kind of need to be earning and can't really afford to take a year without any proper income! Soooo I thought about the GTP, and it sounds fantastic, BUT the training provider for this in Manchester (where I live) was STORM who are "ceasing to operate" as of August 2012, and there are no signs of a replacement? Does anyone know anything about this that could help me out?? Also, what can I do for the spare year?? 2012-2013? I have a year where I cant begin my teacher training but I want to use it to strengthen my application....any ideas??