Feeling a little rubbish today. I am coming into teaching later in life (40+) although worked in education for the last 7 years. I am doing a Secondary PGDE in an Ebacc subject. I have so far had 4 interviews. The first I withdrew from, as it wasn't the right school for me. For the other 3, I have passed the lunchtime 'cull', which suggests my classroom practice is ok. However, I have not yet secured a position for September. I have asked for feedback on each occasion, which has not been particularly enlightening. I have also asked my AUM at school for mock interview practice, as this is obviously where I am struggling. However the pressure of needing a job (mortgage, kids etc) and losing out each time to someone else from my course, is leaving a bitter taste. Especially as I am on the one on interview day they look too to calm their nerves, borrow pens (yes, really!) and so on. Has anyone any other advice on what I can do to improve my chances? If I don't get a job soon I am going to have to start looking outside teaching, which will mean this last few months will have been in vain. Feeling very fed up!