hi guys, i'm after some advice on how my murky past affects my future career. here's the short version: 10 yrs or so i was convicted of some reasonably serious offences involving class a drugs and the supply of. i rehabilitated, re-trained and worked as an adult ed tutor for a year or so later progressing to FE and completing my cert ed. i worked without problem for six years in a college setting teaching key & functional skills with reasonable success. family circumstances required me to take a career break but now, one year on i'm finding it hard to get back into education.. the advice i need: am i prevented from working in compulsory education because of my history?[possesion with intent to supply] giving someone their own drugs back amounts to this in the eyes of the law. i dont have QTS but i'm looking at support roles in schools and getting nowhere fast. i'm now looking at a data role within a secondary school but the will to complete another application is waning. would anyone employ a convicted drug dealer in a school in any role? the circumstances behind my offences are much more complicated than the CRB report make it read in black and white, i was guilty by association but on paper i am tarnished with a very dirty brush.. do i continue or do i give up on working in education again?