Never too late to become a teacher

17th November 2000 at 00:00
I was interested in Elaine Elliman's First Encounter. I am in my fifties and have been a classroom assistant for the past six years. With much encouragement from staff, I have started a degree in education and literacy. I found t hard at first but am now enjoying it and realise I should have done it years ago. Hopefully I may then be able to do a PGCE and become a teacher. It's never too late to start!

Ray Glenn

Sefton, Merseyside

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now