Hi I'm a mature teacher with several years to go before retirement and have been teaching in the post-16 sector for 22 years (Business, ICT, some ESOL). More recently I've been teaching A Level French very successfully which I really enjoy as I love the language, literature, culture etc. I have 3 degrees and all the acronyms required for teaching. However numbers are falling in French, and so have my contracted hours to 0.39, and it is no longer enough to live on with the commute. I have to make extremely urgent decisions on where to go next as a result, preferably from January 2016. The options are potentially moving into secondary French (I have rusty German which I'd be willing to refresh) or possibly SEN (I've had numbers of students with disabilities ranging from profound deafness to dyslexia etc and my future son in law has several such disabilities including autism). Either way I have to do something soon. I kicked off by asking our in house head of student support how to get into SEN without success. I've applied for secondary French jobs, but have had no interviews. I don't know whether this is ageism or lack of experience but would be very very grateful for suggestions as to how to get into both routes. Thank you very much indeed!