I've wanted to be a teacher since I can remember. Currently 28 and I've been working as a professional musician for 7 years. I have 2000 classroom hours from teaching music in schools as a peripatetic music teacher and finally decided to apply for a PGCE. I got a place at Northumbria Uni but having spoke to a dozen teachers, most try to discourage me whilst others tell me to go for it and that they themselves get their work done in school and don't take much if anything home. The taking hours of work home every night is the only thing making me think twice, is this the norm or is it all about your own prioritising/ efficiency/ organisation/ time management skills/ school you're in? Thoughts much appreciated. Mark.