Sorry for the despondency of this post :-( I have been applying for jobs for months and havent even had an interview. I think it is because I am UPS but only been working sporadically on supply for the past 2years because I have been also looking after my daughter. So I am expensive (and possibly bad at applications, though I do follow the advice on here to the letter and have had 2 heads look at my applications and no-one can find fault). I have just seen a job advertised to which I would like to apply. However, they specifically welcome NQTs and also state the the partner teacher is highly experienced. Will I be wasting my (very precious as I am in the middle of moving house) time applying for it?