Let me start by saying that my husband is a brilliant educator. I know this as I met him at work and it was one of the first (of many qualities) I found attractive. As the Athletic Director of a large and well-recognised international school he inspired students to get involved in the wide-ranging sports programme by instilling a love and passion for sports. He created diverse opportunities to compete and celebrated participation and success. As a teacher, students enjoyed and made good progress in his lessons. In order to move back to the UK he took a step down to become Head of Football and PE teacher at an independent day and boarding school in London. The hustle-bustle of the south-east plus finding out we were expecting our first child led us to relocating to a village between York and Leeds. Since then my husband has pro-actively contacted schools, applied for vacancies (including those he is over qualified for) but without success. We're lucky to be in a position where he has been able to take some time with our son and has kept his hand in by doing some supply. However, the knock backs of applying for permanent vacancies are taking their toll and his morale is getting low. We're fully-aware of the funding issues in schools and many in our area are making experienced teachers redundant in order to save money. So, I am after advice, ideas, suggestions how a great teacher and middle manager can get back into the UK sector? We are starting to look overseas again but are enjoying our life in rural Yorkshire. Is it a lost cause?