I've recently found out that, due to my partner's military career, we are having to move in September to a new, permanent base. I've also had the realisation that this now gives me 2.5 weeks before my notice is due and I need to find a job! (I'm very worried about handing it in, without anything even potentially lined up and then having to take the first job that comes along out of desperation and panic). The area we are moving to is a bit remote, but there are a handful of jobs available. The problem is, I would either need to take a substantial pay cut as we're moving away from London (which will cause issues with our mortgage) or move to a school that I'm not too keen on. I really don't want to move to a school just to fill time until a better position becomes available unless I absolutely have to. I've read Theo's Article: https://www.tes.com/news/blog/writing-speculative-letters-and-sending-cvs-schools-just-case but I'm still unsure. So, my question(s) is: are speculative letters to other schools worth it/likely to get a response? Are they appropriate in some situations? I'm very lucky because I'm a female physics teacher... so I'm hoping someone will want to stock pile me as there is a shortage or am I living in a dream world? Will I just be wasting my time and should apply for one of the other jobs, even if it means I might leave within a year?