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    Hi all. Im a 24 year old male from east anglia. Ive just started a new job, but as what always happens, i really deeply start thinking about a career in teaching. This must be a sign that its something i really want to do. Specifically key stage 1-2, 5-11 years old.

    The thing is, im worried about the reaction if i went on and did this. It wouldnt be until sept 2010 i could start the course, and then id be 25, 26 that december, so that age this is making it a issue for me. Also finance wise im a bit apprenhensive. But i dont have any large debts or mortgage at the moment. Im also concerned about my Gf's reaction, as ive just started a career in the police as a PC.

    I could be qualified in 3 years from sept 2010, and im sure that time will fly. The no gurantee of a jobs is also a bit frightening when id be 28 years old, but then nothing is guranteed i know.

    Just wanted some opinions on my predicament, any adivce welcome

    Cheers

    J
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    Don't let your age put you off doing something you really want to do!
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    It sounds like you really want to do it, so why not?! That's about the age many teachers I know are, so I say go for it. I hope your girlfriend wouldn't be against you doing something that you seem to have your heat set on?
    At the moment (I'm just about to start studying French at Uni) I want to be a Primary school teacher after finishing my degree and though I might change my mind by then, it's something I quite passionately want to do and have done for a long time now. I do worry same as you about the possible scarcity of jobs, especially if this Government scheme about fastracking people into teaching goes ahead, but if you have a real passion for becoming a teacher then hopefully it shouldn't be a problem Good Luck!
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    All of my primary teachers were well old. You'd be much younger than them even once you have gained your PGCE and started your teaching post.
 
 
 
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