I have just this second answered a very similar post - while you were writing yours - so I'll give you the link: https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/470084.aspx The only light for you is if you could move to an inner-city area where there are more jobs available - Birmingham and London in particular. Best of luck ____________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews. There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March. www.tesweekendworkshop17.eventbrite.com E-mail Julia on firstname.lastname@example.org for how to book a meeting with me personally. Look forward to seeing you!