but it really does not look like it's going to happen. After completing my degree in my late twenties, being accepted a very highly respected uni to do my pgce I have since qualifying in 2009 been unable to secure a permanent position so have not yet started induction. I have undertaken a couple of ou courses to expand my knowledge to make me more employable. I have followed to the letter Theo's application advice. I have undertaken supply work, networked and made friends within schools but it does not seem to be enough. I love my subject and just want to enthuse the kids to feel like I do about it- but no, I just need a break and no-one wants to give me one ggrrrr what left is there for me to do?? Rant over!