Hello. I would like to briefly explain my circumstances and then ask for some advice. I am a native Spanish, BA in English Stuies and MA in Education. I have British QTS and worked as teacher of English as a Foreign Language in a Secondary School in Birmingham in 2001-2002. Of course, that was a long time ago. I moved back to Spain on maternity leave and then my daughter was diagnosed with PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder, within the autistic spectrum) which kept me in Spain and away from work and teaching most of this time. I moved to Belgium a year ago but I must admit this was a mistake, as it is impossible fro me to get a teaching job here. Therefore, I will be moving back to the UK next month or in February. I have, however, been sending application forms for this past year (dozens!) for teaching posts in the Uk (mainly of EFL and Spanish) and was never shortlisted for an interview. My biggest doubt is whether the fact that I am at the moment outside the UK is the main drawback or if it will still be so difficult when I am there again. If there is any piece of advice that you can give me on how to apply or what I should do to increase my chances of getting back into teaching, I would very much appreciate it. Thak you so much for your time. Teresa.