Hello I have recently been accepted onto a secondary D&T GTP placement at a large inner london school. The school has many GTPs and supports the Teach First programme and I visited the school for 3 days in the new year and I felt immediately at home, the staff, kids were brilliant and the principal met with me herself and was very approachable. Apparently the school advised in this instance that I dont have to apply through the provider they have previously/currently used with the school as its an academy and is owned by the ULT, so I will be payed and employed directly with them.(Think it works out I get a little more money but a bit more responsibility) It's also been mentioned Il be teaching mainly D&T, a little media and some photography! ( I studied media at college so this makes sense to me) Il get a mentor and lots of support etc. I recieved a phone call on friday to say that the school would like to start my GTP on the 20th of FEB!!!!! which is great news, however im feeling really overwhelmed and rather scared about whats going to hit me in the next 5 weeks and would love to hear from any current/old GTP'rs who could offer some very honest advice!! Also - Is it normal to be employed as a GTP direct with an academy and not go through the process with a provider? Thanks!