Ah Theo despite all your excellent words of wisdom on this forum I see an awful problem. NQT'S have maxed their overdraft, unemployed and supply teachers have no money as JSA will not stretch to the cost and, worst of all, each applicant could have attended the same seminar and so will have got the same advice/ideas - there are simply not enough jobs to go round. Is it not time to stop providing this service? (sic) as it will surely end up giving false hope to all the desperate unemployed teachers. This will not sound good to the private equity owners of TES who may, but hopefully not, take this post down. After all let's say 50 people attend at a cost of £55 that means a total £2750 - not a bad return on their investment.