Dear Theo and all, So, I've been unsuccessful a lot recently, well, 6 times in 2 months. I feel bitter about all but 1 of them, where I felt I lost out to a good candidate who was an immediately likable character compared to me who gets stupidly nervous in interviews. Feedback was better quality than normal, and the head really took the time to sit down and chat to each one of us. He told me I was too nervous in the interview so my answers were too brief and lacking any detail. When he gave examples I kicked myself as all the things he said I know, and even thought about, I just didn't articulate them very well. That school has now re-advertised but this time are offering with a TLR, it doesn't say second in department but that is the money it is offering. I hadn't originally planned to apply for second posts as I have a young daughter who I want to spend as much time with as I can but I know I can do the job so have started applying for second posts this week. Q1. I'm wondering if I should apply to this school again. They didn't like me enough to give me a classroom teacher role, do you think they will even consider me for a class teacher + TLR post? Q2. If I do apply for it, should I make reference to my previous application as they only met me 7 weeks ago? I'm probably the only one who followed up expenses too, the form landed on my doorstep yesterday after phoning them 2 weeks ago and reminding them about it Q3. Do you think they would hold the fact I chased up expenses against me? I am the main earner in my house so have a family to support, £100 is a lot of money for me. Of course I didn't say that to them at any point. I was polite and professional at all times. They might think though, that inviting me to interview is going to cost them another £100... Thanks again!