I have been teaching English for over twelve years, partly in secondary and currently in a sixth form college. My husband comes from Penarth and we had planned to move to Wales for the start of the new academic year in September 2016. I have been applying for jobs since November 2015 and have only had one interview out of five. I decided not to pursue the job I was interviewed for, but have had no luck since. I have had feedback ranging from not justifying my right hand margin on my application form to not having familiarity with the Welsh exam specifications as reasons for non-selection. With my experience in the classroom and nine years as a head of department, including an ability to adapt to new specifications and write schemes of work under pressure, I consider these reasons to be slightly spurious and feel there is an unspoken discrimination against non-Welsh speakers, ironic as I'm teaching English at secondary level and have expressed a keen desire to learn the language. Does anyone have similar experience? Am I fighting a losing battle? Opinions would be welcome, hopefully more helpful than suggesting I change my name to Jones!