Hi, I currently work full time as a maths teacher at an International School in Bangkok (been working there for 10 months). I'm applying for a secondary maths PGCE starting 2013 and I have a few questions: The GTTR website recommends that the principal referee should be someone from the university I graduated from. If I had the choice, I would prefer to use the director of the school I work at since he knows more about my suitability to be a teacher than a uni tutor who I didn't really see much of in my final year. But I also don't want to do anything to harm my application by not using someone from my uni. Any advice? Also, I have seen that some training providers require 2 weeks recent experience in a UK school prior to the interview. Apart from my current job which follows the British curriculum, I also completed the Students Associates Scheme last year but this is not recent experience. Is it likely that my experience would be sufficient? Finally, I've already sent off emails about this but I'm wondering if anyone here could tell me if providers normally allow an applicant to choose a date for their interview. Working full time 6000 miles away means that I may have some problems if I have to have an interview on a specific day. I realise that answers to my questions may vary depending on which unis I apply to but any advice is welcome. Thanks.