Hi all, I'm thinking of applying to the school I trained in to do my NQT year. I loved training there, and fit in well with the department etc, have a great rapport with the students etc. so it sounds like an ideal fit right? Well, in the latter half of my training year I started developing some health issues and due to a bad interview ended up taking an NQT position at another school, which was way too much for me. My health issues massively flared over summer, and the school just wasn't the right fit for me at all so I left after two weeks- it wasn't fair on me or the students to have a teacher who couldn't commit to more than a couple of days a week because they're off sick all the time. Flash forward a month to October, my health issues are mainly under control and I see a post at my training school. I apply but get no email back for an interview which upset me a little, but I could understand, I'd been out of work for a few months and left my last job through ill health- I wouldn't want to hire someone with that recent employment history. Now it's February and they've posted another advert. My health is now fully under control (minus this flu I can't seem to shake) as I'm now taking medication for the IBS and anxiety I was suffering from and going to counselling for the latter. I've been doing some free online CPD courses to prove I'm not just sitting around doing nothing, and I've been working since January as a lab tech in another school. Does anybody have any application tips? I'm at a loss where to even begin, and writing applications is usually my strong suit!