Have qualification, can't travel

2nd March 2012 at 00:00

I trained on the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) in 2003-04 ("'Many' will miss out as applications for GTP soar", 24 February). I had naively assumed that it would be a qualification that could take me around the world. When I wanted to move to Scotland, I found that the GTP does not travel. GTP teachers usually have to retrain on an expensive course if they wish to teach outside England and Wales. This is a serious limitation on the GTP route, which, from my own experience at an Essex school, is not talked about at sign-up.

Dr Helen E. Lees, Research fellow, School of Education, University of Stirling.

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