Dear all, I am now beginning my fourth year of primary supply teaching. Unsurprisingly, I’m desperate for a school to employ me for my induction year. I am 42, male, I gained QTS through an undergraduate Primary Education degree, I live near Birmingham. Last year, I spent two terms as supply in a three form entry school (without any time off – except for interviews, of which the school was supportive). While at the school, I delivered daily cover and group work every day, eventually covering every single class (R -Y6). The staff I worked with considered me an excellent teacher and an asset to the school but, to no avail, no job and no NQT terms ticked off. My interview feedback is often: it was between you and the candidate we chose; my last interview feedback was, ‘flawless lesson, flawless interview, but we chose someone with a little more experience.’ That last interview lesson was at a different school but, I had also regularly taught supply there. They knew me and I knew them. I intend to continue to apply for any jobs within 15 miles radius, as I always have done. But, I’m aware I need to change something? … but what? Am I just too old to be employable? Do need to move area? Any advice gratefully received.