In my first two terms I sailed through my NQT. I then went on maternity leave and came back to school which had changed - new teachers, new head, new culture. I came back part-time as a PPA cover, which I did not realise was not inductable. I was then given a class (when LA got involved) but with someone who had a history of being impossible to work with plus she had her own disciplinary issues going on. I was put under enormous pressure and I managed the best I could but I was not coping with observations and with my year group colleagues (who tattle-taled every little thing I did "wrong" to the head). I was given an extension but half way through I realised that the support I needed was never going to come. LA were happy to swoop me out of the school and I did a placement till the end of the term. My third term was effectively cancelled by the LA and I have another term to go still. Since then I have been doing supply but am keen to start my third term. However, its been impossible to get a job as schools dont seem to want to touch with a bargepole. I am in no man's land as I am not an NQT fresh out of uni ( I qualified in 2007) but I dont have a proven track record. Any idea what I can do/say on application forms to get me an interview. I know that if I got an interview and a lesson obs, I would probably nail the job.