Hi all, I'm an experienced teacher who has been a full-time mum for the last five years. Both my children will be in full-time school this September (co-vid issues aside). I have done the odd supply day at my old school within the last five years but not much. I have over 10 years of classroom primary school teaching experience in the UK across two different state schools (small and large). I was a key stage leader, acting assistant headteacher, assessment manager, curriculum leader, a senior person in charge and literacy coordinator. I also have experience teaching English as a foreign language abroad. I have seen a job vacancy for a SENCo role at an independent private school. I always wanted to get into SEN education. I have taught many children with SEN and because I was Assessment Manager I have worked very closely with SENCos over the years. I've been closely involved in whole school tracking of children with SEN. I've attended many annual review meetings and so on. I also used to work during the school holidays for the local council supporting and supervising SEN children access holiday clubs and activities. However, I have never been a SENCo within a primary school setting. I am up to date with SEN national policies and guidance etc. The vacancy doesn't show a job specification, only a job description. The role is not classroom-based. I wouldn't have a class of my own. Do you think it is worth me sending in an application? Is it likely to be a highly competitive vacancy? Or will they laugh me out of the building because I've been out of education for five years? I do have excellent references. Thank you in advance.