I've been using these forums for a while now and have found the help fantastic and never the need to post as I've found the answer to my questions without asking. However, I've been out of work for over a year now, and its getting disheartening. I am getting a few interviews and there's one question that I don't seem to be giving the right answer to and its safeguarding. I've researched, considered my role in the grand scheme of safeguarding children. But I'm clearly missing the key element they are after. How do I answer the question on safeguarding? And I am going to be cheeky and ask another question. I'm actually applying for a school that I previously left. My contract was coming to an end (1yr), I was pregnant and the Head picked an NQT because she was cheaper. As soon as I left the school went into special measures which was no big surprise and the only members of staff left who know me are the Reception Teacher and the TAs. The fact it has been completely overhauled is the only reason i'm applying for there as I'm embracing it as a brand new job. But I need something in my accompanying information that makes them see that I know the changes and challenges that the school have faced and I'm on board with the new regime-particularly as the old one was so broken. How can I word this?