Q1. You need a ref in English. The fact that you don't have one suggests the Big Reason behind your rejections: lack of current experience teaching Classics through English in a British Curriculum School. Q1. (bis) See above Q1. (ter) It's not so much the training (if it is in a system fairly similar), it's the lack of appropriate experience - of the British school system and examinations - that is your problem. I assume that in addition to the BA in Classics you do have recognised teacher training? And no school, no school, would consider someone whose only qualification is an A-level . . . you need teacher training qualifications. And familiarity with UK teaching. Being located abroad is another disadvantage, as you are required to attend an interview in person at short notice. At your expense. End of contract and applying for a post in the UK for September? Best wishes ___________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate. www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars I am timetabled for the October 22nd Win that teaching job seminars - see you there!