After what feels like an age of apply for jobs and not getting anywhere, I've got a job for next September at last! It's full time, permanent and close to York - Cawood.

Not only is it a job, I think it's actually a good job. It's quite a small village school, (info here), 150 pupils and 5 teachers plus headteacher, teaching assistants, and so on. It seemed like a very supportive school, with lots of community links. It also had a good Ofsted report and looks good in league tables (for what that's worth).

Now all I've got to do is survive the rest of the term at my current job - I'm off tomorrow to the Lake District for three nights/four days with the class, which I'm dreading!