Dear Theo I'm looking for advice. I am 51. I completed my primary PGCE in 2014 (part-time distance learning). I started my career as a university lecturer. I then became a music educator and have 10 years experience delivering singing and music in schools, including training NQTs. Children and teachers love what I do. I am Kodaly and Orff trained (in case you are unfamiliar, these are approaches to teaching music which are child and development centred) and have a Professional development certificate in Early Childhood (Primary) Music. I am not qualified to teach secondary music as I am primarily a folk musician. I have applied for a number of NQT jobs in local schools and although I have got to interview in about half, I have not been successful in getting a job. I am tired of working as a peripatetic music teacher at the whim of others with poor pay and conditions, or as a supply teacher (ditto). What I really want to do is to work in a school like the San Francisco School (based on Montessori principles), where I can teach the whole child through music (i.e. use music (and the arts) to enhance learning across the whole curriculum); a school which values creativity and the arts, and which puts children first. Is there any place for someone like me in the current education system? And if there is, how can I go about finding such a place?