I’m a maths teacher of 18 years. Following 13 years in one school I made a mistake and left. Since then I’ve been a bit nomadic and have worked in 3 school in 5 years. Throughout these jobs I have taken on extra responsibilities in the school. My current contract expires in September so I’m applying for jobs for the next academic year. I have applied for 10 jobs so far and not been invited to interview. My wife thinks that my surname (which is Mauritian as I took her name when we married) is counting against me. I have told her that it’s probably that I’m too expensive (I’m at U2) but she insists that I should put in my application letters and supporting statements that I’m a Caucasian male. Surely schools can’t be using an Asian sounding name as a reason not to interview, can they?