i am approaching mid 50’s and have been applying for primary DHT posts... but no joy! For the last 4 applications, I met every spec. including all the added desirables but.. no interview... Feedback vague... ‘there were other equally impressive applicants and you just missed out’ it was a very strong application but others just had that bit more...’etc. Am I being cynical thinking they just want a younger person but can’t say so for equal opp. reasons? I know I am more than qualified for the posts I have applied for - both in qualifications and experience. I am ‘bloody good at teaching’ - other people’s words not mine - but I just feel I am wasting my time and I am never going to get an interview because of my age. Don’t say they don’t know - you can work it out from the education section on an application. Does anyone want an over 50, DHT with a great results track record and impeccable attendance record,,, or am I just too old and not a good buy for succession planning purposes. Opinions sought.