I am just after a bit of advice from another perspective really as trying to think of the right approach has me going round in circles at the moment! I completed my Primary PGCE in 2004, took up supply following graduation after having a few unsucessful interviews. Due to personal circumstances (money, confidence etc) I took a permanant job with Connexions (secondary advice and guidance) in 2005. I then took a Return to Teaching course in 2010 and again started doing supply after gaining a supply extension from the LA. Since April 2010 I have done lots of supply, was asked back to schools, offered a few jobs from doing supply but couldn't accept them as I needed to take maternity leave from Feb 2011. I am now job hunting again and finding the situation very frustrating. I can't do supply as I have had an extension already but I feel like you need to be in schools to be offered work. In addition to this part-time roles seem few and far between. I have applied for jobs using the advice in here re: executive summary, but just don't seem to be getting any interviews. I am wondering whether it's beneficial at all to apply for TA roles as well as Teaching roles? If I can afford to volunteer in schools should I? I am really just trying to think of ways to get back into school as I love working with children and teaching and am proud of my qualifications. But on the other hand I need to find a job within the next 6 months! Also, does anyone know if I am allowed to take supply work as a TA or cover supervisor even if I have run out of supply time? And, am I right in thinking that after April 2012 there will be a rule that you have to have started your Induction within 5 years of gaining your PGCE? Sorry if this all seems a bit disjointed! Many thanks for reading!