Hello I was wondering if anyone could offer me any advice. I completed my PGCE in 2004, Science with Physics specialism. Getting pipped at the post on a few interviews. I "fell" into a cover supervisor and learning mentor job. Intending to only stay a year. I really enjoyed the job and ended up staying for three. Inbetween I met my partner and became pregnant, he worked in London , so I relocated and left my job. I did supply while pregnant and then childcare being expensive I decided to be a stay at Home Mum. My daughter is now 4 , I have had periods of supply in this time. I even got a years extension on supply. I can now only supply as a Cover Supervisor or TA as my time limit is over. We have now relocated back to the North, and have the support of my family, so childcare is no longer a problem. I would love to return to Science teaching, I am doing supply as a CS and have signed up for the TDA's return to Teach Programme which has allowed me to observe lessons in a school. Now its time for me to apply for jobs. I am still an NQT? Does this sound bad? Will it work against me? I actually feel I will be a better teacher now than I would have at 24, when I first qualified. Though reading these forums I am worrried that there are so many Science teachers now that I wont stand a chance of returning. Any advice/ thoughts would be mich appreciated.