Hi, First time poster so please be nice Im a qualified teacher of maths and history in Ireland. Although I have very good qualifications, I haven't been able to get work in the secondary sector since graduating. I worked in the adult education sector last year but I haven't been able to secure any work this year. Im planning to move to the south east of England in the next few months. I was hoping to get some advice on applying to jobs in England. Is it appropriate to call up schools to arrange meeting or just hand in CV when a job hasnt been advertised? How long should a cover letter and CV be? Is there anything that will make my employment gap look more positive to prospective employers? These must seem like very basic questions but really... I havent got a clue. I was trying to find syllabi for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 (Maths) without much luck, can anyone point me in the right direction? I really want to do my research and have a good understanding of the the curriculum before I begin applying for jobs. Any advice or suggestions you can offer would be really appreciated.