Sorry I just need to vent! Yet again the letter 'Unfortunately you have not been successful. I would like to thank you for applying and wish you good luck in finding a job in the future'. Yet again not even considered for an interview, despite the Head being one of my references (maybe I ought to look for someone else?) and it only being a temporary post till July! Part of me says, at least I ought to be grateful they bothered to reply and if they hadn't got the budget or had an internal candidate at least they weren't going to build up my hopes. I know there probably wasn't the budget for me (the person who's leaving is on a lower scale) & in Sept they'll want an NQT but I just feel it's so hopeless even applying for posts, in view of my maturity & expense. I'm even beginning to wonder if I'll even be considered for a TA or Cs next year, which is my only other option to stay in education. Sorry for the rant but I know others on here know just how I feel & perhaps it might help others to realise there really are a lot of 'factors' out there at present. Thanks for listening.