Dear Theo, I'm a UK trained teacher who is currently teaching overseas. I had two years experience in a state Primary School before taking my post overseas in August 2010 on a two year contract at an International PYP curriculum School. Unfortunately, due to changes in personal circumstances, I am going to be breaking my contract and returning home at the end of the academic year. This was not something I planned, but something that I need to do. My current school have been very understanding, but have said that they are sorry to see me go. I am also sorry to leave, I am happy in my post and love the city I am living in. I have read every post about returning to the UK and am fully aware quite how dire the job market is right now. However, I am trying to approach my return home with a positive attitude - I will be looking for a job in London or the South East and am fairly flexible about where I can be based, plus I will be back in the UK from mid to late June (hopefully in time to catch the last minute vacancies). I've also made contact with my previous school and other teaching friends and gathered the details of several supply agencies, even though I'm aware supply probably won't provide regular employment. I'm aware of the documents I will need in order to get a CRB check on my return, and will make sure I have those ready. Do you have any words of wisdom for someone in my position? I'm particularly aware that schools may see me as a liability, having only completed one year in this post, and am wondering whether I can put a positive 'spin' on my time overseas. I really do feel like I've had a positive experience here, and want to get that across! Thanks in advance Theo. Bubbly. PS - Apologies for the long post!