The supply agency I've been working for since May (in both teaching and support roles in mainstream and special schools) has introduced me to a very small independent primary for SEBD pupils. I spent the day there yesterday and the head now wants me to go in for a further morning this week and teach a session to a very small class of Y6 boys. So far, it's not been the formal selection process I've come across in mainstream state schools during my fruitless search for a post to continue my NQT induction. I'm not even sure if there are any other candidates or what further stages there might be in the process. I really liked the family atmosphere, structured behaviour management procedures and strong spirit of teamwork at the school, so I'm definitely interested although I'm aware that I'll need further training in Team Teach (the head expects new staff to go through their training anyway so shouldn't be a problem). The head has indicated that NQT induction could be available which I wasn't expecting as it's an independent special school with very few pupils and the post is initially to cover PPA/SLT for part of the week and a job-share the rest of the week. It sounds quite promising even though it's not an option I'd considered previously. I've had four unsuccessful interviews this year and my confidence is at a low ebb. I know you're the host of both the independent and jobseekers forums so I wondered if you could offer any advice please? Many thanks and apologies for lack of paragraphs.