The only option

21st March 2003 at 00:00
I am a single-parent with two children in my first year of a four-year initial teacher-training degree. I have chosen this route into teaching because I want to be the best primary generalist I can be. Like Jennifer Salt, I find it difficult to see how the extensive preparation required for competency across the curriculum can be achieved in a single year.

Teaching is not "another career option" for me - it is the career option.

So why should I be penalised financially for that?

Lesley Bird

45 Mallard Close

Chipping Sodbury, Bristol

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