Hi all! I posted a while back (wow, 5 months ago), looking for advice on travel times. You were all super helpful so thank you! Since then, I've found a perfect teaching job which isn't too far away! However, my plans have gone a bit awry. I've not managed to pass my driving test yet and at this rate won't be able to get my license until after I start teaching. Bit annoying, but hey ho. My issue here is that once I pass (and I will), I'll need to save up for a car and insurance. Young, first-time driver and all. This means at LEAST a couple months of pay before I can even use my license. Until then, I'll have to take the bus into school which is about a 40 minute journey each way. Talking about this with colleagues and others has shown a bit of stigma and almost mockery. I know not many teachers these days bus it into school, especially an NQT with probably a hundred meetings each week. I wouldn't if I had the choice right now, but that's where I'm at. I guess I'm here to ask people on here what their opinions are on getting the bus into school and for any advice? I know it's not the most reliable form of transportation, and a nightmare when it comes to marking, preparing resources at home, etc., which is what I'm more worried about. Hopefully people can ease my mind a bit! Thanks in advance!