I’ve been to two primary interviews recently. The first was a tiny school and there were three candidates. I was surprised to be notified by email that I had been unsuccessful. Surely it’s not too onerous, and a basic courtesy, to pick up a phone? Fast forward to another interview. I saw no other candidates as it was an afternoon appointment. The head vaguely thanked me and said she’d be in touch “shortly”. Three days later, no contact. Not even a “We are still deliberating” message. What has happened to people? They teach and claim to value qualities such as politeness and empathy. They issue children with flimsy certificates praising them for showing their school values. Preparing for interview takes time and effort. Waiting for the outcome is stressful and delays further planning. Any thoughts?