Hello, I am on M5. I am finding my current school hard going - behaviour isn't the worst but it is going downhill and moreover I want a change. I have seen a couple of jobs I would like to apply for and was wondering if being on M5 is going to be a huge disadvantage, as many posts on this form seem to indicate that schools are eager to keep costs down and therefore want to employ an NQT where possible to fill vacancies. I don't really want to go through the hassle of asking my HT for a reference, filling in the forms and taking a day out for interview if I haven't at least got a good chance. Any thoughts?