Good evening TES, I'm emerging from a short period of 'lurkerdom' to share my excitement at being offered a School Direct place for secondary MFL to start in September. Having had no responses from my three original choices, my faith and confidence were slowly starting to ebb and I was wondering if anyone would ever reply. By chance (thanks to a very large, flashy banner), I found that a local school was offering SD places so decided to change one of my choices. Within a day the 'new' school had been in touch to invite me for interview the following week! After the interview, they told me there and then that they would offer me the place. Talk about a quick turn around. Confidence restored, I can't wait to get going. The next hurdle is the professional skills tests, especially maths which fills me with dread ... If you're waiting for responses from your choices, don't give up hope. Also, keep sniffing around for other opportunities that may not have appeared when you made your original application. Had I not seen the banner outside the school I would never have known that they were taking on School Direct candidates as their places were not listed on UCAS when I first applied. Good luck! balvert.