Basically for the last three years have been applying for teaching positions! Started off with no interviews but more recently - had 2 interviews in this month. Sounds good but I never seem to be the 'stronger candidate'. Have had 12 years of solid class experience in ks2 and then 8 years of part time supply work which has well and truly stuffed me!! Ok - have managed to get experience working in foundation and ks1 but this isn't good enough because it's not termly just odd days/weeks/couple of months here and there. Why am I typing this? Am wondering if I should wait for the teaching agency I work for since sept to get me long term placement - so at least I can put this on my application form or just keep applying for permanent jobs. I really felt it when I applied for a teaching position which involved doing ppa work across a primary school which I felt I had the experience but no luck. The last one was for a year's contract in ks2 but still no luck. I suspect I maybe too expensive as I am on main scale 6 on the teaching ladder and haven't co-ordinated a subject while doing supply!! Also, no termly work with one class - was given this as a reason for not getting one job I went for last year. Have seen a permanent position in a school I did supply work in about 2 years ago - only for 3 weeks. Do I go for it!! Can't handle any more rejection!! Am tempted to start looking for other jobs not involving teaching this summer if I can't get anything for sept. What do you think??