After several unsuccessful interviews- great feedback each time, just pipped at the post, blah! I am applying for yet another post. Have handed in my notice from my current permanent job, and sited on the form my reason for leaving as ' professional differences'. Don't want to sound too unprofessional by telling the complete truth, ie I was used in the school for putting wherever no-one else would go ( can't say no !) and being my usual self just getting on with it. My performance management requests for consistency, time to consolidate have been ignored because I am the the most flexible i have been bundled around, and basically have had enough! So my first question is, does professional differences sound good enough, I know I will be asked in interview- it has already happened and I answered the above and asked not to be pushed as I didn't want to be unprofessional! Secondly, the real reason for this post. I have an application going in for Monday. I forgot to ask when the interviews will be, and I can't ring before the application has to be in, but if the interview is a week later as is common, I will be away on residential with my class. I am going to mention the dates I am not available in my covering letter- do you think this will just make it easier for them to discard my application without looking further though? I really want to work in the school, my supporting statement is full of the things that they want and I really feel my teaching style and personality would fit in the school, so I want them to read about me before discarding me because I can't make the interview! Obviously I need to tell them somewhere of the dates I am unavailable.