For those of you starting to prepare for an application for a post back in the UK for September, a few tips. The JobSeekers Forum here on the TES Connect has advice on how to write an application that should get you interviews, and hopefully a job. Open the thread pinned to the top of the Forum, and then the two clickables: How to Get Shortlisted and How Not to Get Shortlisted. Don't waste your time producing a CV; schools are advised not to ask for those nowadays, although you'll still get the odd independent school that hasn't yet caught up with the advice. Sign up for the TES Job Alerts, so that you get details imediately of any suitable posts. The Return to teaching magazine on the TDA website has a lot of info on new initiatives/issues facing UK schools. Look at Spring 2009/Summer 2009 issues: http://www.tda.gov.uk/teachers/returners/rtt_service/back_numbers.aspx You will almost certainly need some sort of police certificate from your current country, if you have been out of the UK for over a year. Start asking now how to get that - but don't actually get it yet as it could be rejected as being out of date by a very fussy Local Authority. The Golden Oldie of advice on returning to teaching in the UK is this thread: It is so old that the links inside it don't work any more, but the basic advice reamins very sound. http://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/1188.aspx?PageIndex=1 Best wishes to you all - hope to see you on JobSeekers soon.