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In Pursuit of a Teaching Career
In pursuit of a teaching career

I felt very proud of having gained five ‘O’ levels and an A-level in English. My success with my Brownies and disabled Rangers unit gave me the confidence to apply for a Teacher's Training course. Encouraged by friends, I applied to four colleges.

On February 1st 1973 I had an interview at the first college I had chosen. I found it quite easily. It was a new building. I had an appointment with the Vice-principal, Miss Bailey. As I had a disability I needed to seek her approval before meeting the interview panel. Her secretary met me in the carpark. Inside the building, it was difficult to walk because every few yards there were steps ...

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