Dear Theo I’ve been qualified (primary) in 1998, but my work history is, i feel, deeply unattractive to employers: 2 years full time teaching (reception but pre-EYFS), 2 terms maternity leave, 2 terms part time job sharing, relocation then 6 years (ish) on short term contracts (all part time) and supply. I have finally come to realize that I want/need to be applying for ft permanent, but how can I make myself look like a serious contender (for eg, have not taught new PNS, had any whiteboard training( have picked bits up on supply), ECM training, been ofstedded or been a subject leader, am out of cpd loop though have studied for MA in Education with OU- result due in Dec) Is it enough just to read up on these issues? I really feel I’m in danger of missing the boat, although I badly want to be more than a “technician” minding someone else’s classroom on supply- and its right time of life for me to commit to that. <font face="Bookman Old Style" size="3"> </font> How do I present by work history? Do i list each school, each short contract or head it all under “supply”? How do heads IYE really view supply teachers? Will they take one look at the mish mash of short termness on my W.H. and dismiss me out of hand? Help! TIA.