How long would you guys wait before starting to look again? I was offered a job in December and told I will be sent a contract in January....(I know it is still January...and that we have a few more weeks left of it) however...a lot of good jobs are already coming up, and going (The school I've been offered a job at has a good rep and I'm happy they offered me a job)....but,how long would you wait (with no contact from the school) before you started looking for alternatives again....I'm not in a desperate state of frenzy he he..but would be interested in knowing just how long you would give a school. I consider myself to be a very good catch (even if I say so myself he he) ie 12yrs plus exp, teaching KS1,2 and some 3 (yrs R,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8), HOD, AHOY, 2 spells in international schools *current school a tier 1 school, glowing references etc. So I do not want to end up just anywhere! A bit of background info. This is going back a good 11 years now, but I do have precedence for my concern. In my 2nd year of teaching, I applied for a job at a Dubai School. I resigned from my job at the time, waited patiently for info and contract (nothing, no replies to emails, phone calls were made and assurances given)...then 2 months before I was due to go, I get an email to say that they would not be taking me, due to the school messing up their work permit applications) Now I'm pretty sure that was not the reason....as you can do that when you get there...however it still left me high and dry! One other point is: The school is building a new school to sit next to the current one. This is due for completion in Sept 2012. When I went for interview, I was told (somewhat apprehensively by the head)... that they had not started work on it yet. My question is....would any of you sign a contract that had any mention of the job being subject to completion of the building? I would be interested in hearing what you guys think about these two points.