After all the preparation, I didn't get the position I went for today. Been volunteering in the school for some months. When they rang with the news, they went on (and on!) about how 'strong' the successful candidate was, then started going over my application with a fine tooth comb and what it should have said. I did follow Theo's advice about applications, and that was good enough to get me to interview stage ... Also, why don't I do such and such a qualification to be considered in the future? (It's a mainstream school). Beginning to wonder if I should leave this voluntary gig - supply agency have started ringing after several weeks of not hearing from them. Virtual chocolate welcome! Beads.