I trained 16 years ago as a secondary teacher, but taught for about 10 years in a 9-13 middle school. Then relocated and have taught about 5 years in a primary school, 3 years on contracts and 2 on supply. To be honest, I'm bored brainless as a classteacher, although I mentor NQTs and students, run clubs for all key stages and booster classes for year 6 and co-ordinate science. I am doing what I did 10 years ago in middle school and am desperate to move on (Back up to where I was when I left middle school). I am looking at the person spec for a DH post and can meet all the criteria (essential and desirable), but mostly from 6-7 years ago, not so much recently. Do I really need to work my way back up gradually, step by step, or can I use evidence from a while ago on my application and still have a good chance of being successful? Is the competition just as fierce for DH/AH posts as it is for classteacher ones and so someone not trained, nor very experienced in the phase, has no chance? Any thoughts and advice very welcome.