In short: I was a student in an outstanding school. A job came up I was interviewed and in the end it went to another student in the school . Another vacancy came up later in the year to cover maternity. The head contacted me while I was working as a supply teacher and I applied and got it. At the end of that year a permenant poisition was advertised at the school. It was obvious that it was for the other teacher to make her contract permenant but I was encouraged by another teacher to go for it to show I was interested incase something else came up. So I went through my third lengthy interview process at the same school, didn't get it, my pride was a little wounded but I got a job somewhere else in the end. Now my temporary contract at that school is about to end and school number 1 are advertising again. I suppose this is more about my pride than anything else but I want to stay on good terms with the head as she has been really supportive and has given me good references in the past. However, when I told her I was job hunting to ask if she would be a referee again she didn't mention there was a job at her school. Should I read into this? Would I come accross as desperate or would I be showing resiliance and determination?! It's a small school and I know and get on with all the senior leaders. It was uncomfortable for all of us when they interviewed me before and I didn't get the job. On top of all of that I know that the school has already had over 250 applications so getting short listed would hardly be a walk in the park. Any advice would be appreciated!