Hi everyone I'm after a bit of advice as I feel a bit lost at present (this may end up long!). I qualified with a PGCE 11-18 Physics and Science in Aug 2010. I decided not to take up a teaching post at that point for a variety of reasons (mainly I trained 200 miles from where I was settling with my partner, we bought a house and my Nan who I'm very close to was diagnosed with cancer) In Jan 11 I started a learning mentor type role at place X. Love the job which involves also working in local schools delivering sessions to full classes and small groups. I have managed to build up experience teaching KS2 right up to and including KS5 and will have completed two terms of NQT at the end of the year. I have been doing some teaching at place X this year alongside this other role. There is a teaching job at X but for various reasons I don't want to apply for it (can't give too much info here but it just doesn't feel like the right job) but I am staying on in my other role and will be doing term 3 of my NQT and continuing to build experience. I would like to look for another teaching post over the next year and initially thought I would just look for Sept 2013 jobs. However, there will of course be jobs for Jan 13 which I could apply for as well. Only problem is due to hours I won't have finished term 3 of my NQT then so would have to start that term again in a new school. I just can't decide when it would be better to look for (Sept/Jan) and part of me would feel guilty leaving place X at Christmas when they've put me through 2 terms of NQT and sorted out a third term. However, there may be less competition for Jan jobs and I'm not great with interviews! Of course I may apply for Jan jobs and not get one but would obviously need to let X know I was applying. Grr! Why can't it just be straight forward! lol Answers on a post card please!