Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if anyone here has successfully returned to teaching or has any advice. I taught for 5 years at the same school after my PGCE, successfully and well! I have a great reference from that school. I then relocated and took a job out of teaching after a bit of a disaster, so I left my great school 2 years ago now. I don't teach a core or shortage subject and I can't seem to get anywhere, I've signed up with an agency to try and get on long term supply as a route back in, even though I sort of think I'm crazy leaving a permanent job to do that. I feel like I must be up against so many applicants who are teaching now, compared to my slightly out of date experience. I'm feeling very down, I feel like I've lost my career, I'm a failure and I cry every day, I miss teaching so much. Does anyone have any advice, or do I just keep plugging?