Hello, this is my first posting on this forum. I am in the fortunate position of getting offers from my 3 UCAS applications for primary teacher training. Now I need to decide where to go and train. I am posting in this section because in about 3 years time I would like to work in a private prep/ junior school. I have PGCE offers from Goldsmiths and the IOE and a salaried Schools Direct (which includes a PGCE) offer. Would private schools put more value on any of these routes? Do they look at where the PGCE comes from? I have been working as an LSA in a local state primary for a few years and I'm an older candidate. My academic background is not that fantastic as I did not apply myself as much as I should have done in my teens and early twenties. However, I do have a 2:1 degree although it only from a College of Higher Education rather than a "proper' university! I keep thinking that private schools will only want Oxford and Cambridge graduates. What do you experts recommend as the best route into this sector for someone starting out on the wrong side of 40 ? Thanks for any advice offered.