Finally! I got a job. OK it's not teaching BUT it is as a TA in a HS 10 minutes walk from home. So at least I'll be saving a fortune in not using the car. The job was advertised last week and interviewed on Tuesday, I've been so busy since I forgot to come and share my good news. I admit I didn't put an ES in the application BUT I did use it as my template to write my covering letter for the post which turned out to be just over a side long, rather than the usual 2. The succinctness of my answers, combined with my obvious professionalism are what got me the job. I am so pleased, I really wasn't looking forward to making it up from none existant supply teaching and JSA. So thank you Theo for your help and guidance, finally after 7 months, 70+ applications, 1 teaching interview and 4 none-teaching interviews it's all good to go for another 12 months. The post is only temporary for 12 mths, but the funding is for Y7 students so the chances are there'll still be a post this time next year AND it gives me chance to still look for that elusive teaching post. As someone keeps telling me, it's easier to get a job when you're employed than when you're not .