Why the hell do they keep advertising for new teachers when I feel like I’ve been pushed out of it. In ten years I have only ever had temp contracts something which never happened to me in industry. Is this because I’m Creative based? I love teaching and am so passionate about what I do and the students I teach. I finally feel good at something yet cannot get a role because I’m now too expensive and it is not a vital subject. I’ve been on with an agency since January and managed a week of work prior to lockdown. I’m still awaiting a call for work and regardless of having six years previous experience in Marketing and a Masters in Design I feel like I’m over qualified and not experienced enough to back into industry. Something actually I don’t really want to go back into. It’s been an exhausting year and it breaks my heart but I feel I have no option but to leave the profession. Every time I go for a job lately I lose out to an NQT or the last job interview I had they told me my interview was excellent and so was my lesson however I didn't elaborate how I got such good results. They never even asked me a question about my results, it was me going off on a tangent whilst answering another question. This makes it so difficult to understand what is wanted from me?! As my brother in law said ‘You would never get junior’s going for executive roles in industry!’ Actually this is true. I feel like the more experience you have in this profession the less valued you are when applying for new roles. So once again, why are they advertising for teachers when so many of us are in my situation? Apologies for my rant I am just so frustrated and feel so let down especially when I have always given my roles everything, had amazing results and extremely high numbers of students opt for the subject and still here I am unemployed at 37 despite all the education and experiences I have got.