Dear Theo, I completed two terms of my NQT year at a challenging secondary school but left, officially, after the Easter term in 2010. I have been noted as successfully completing the terms but with cause for concern in the second term. I have both progress reports from my LEA and my NQT observations. I did not enjoy my time at the school and left with the aid of my union and an agreed reference. I have since taken a TEFL course and been teaching in Italy since then, I am teaching all age ranges and am currently in local high schools teaching children English for foreign language examinations. I intend to apply for jobs in the next few months to commence in September but am looking, specifically for short term contracts. I would preferably apply for a term or two in the UK. I am aware that if this plan doesn't work I will need to take supply work, but I really don't want to apply for a permanent job, as I would like to keep my options open at this stage and potentially to return to TEFL teaching after I have completed my NQT. Really, I would like to know how I should approach the issue of the second term in my application form as I will have a two year gap between UK schools? And how can I emphasise my non-UK teaching experience in the best light, as I assume many schools will be concerned about my ability to manage classroom behaviour? Thanks for any help.