Ok so, I have seen the state school. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. It felt right, was shown round the dept. Had a lovely cup of tea with the Head of Department and then got all of the questions answered that I wanted answering and some more. Infact, spent 45 mins sat down talking about the dept. Talked about potential projects/expansions of the department if I were to become Head of Department. Met the admin assistant for the dept and met one other member of staff who seemed lovely but it was fleeting as she was in a lesson. Really just loved it. As I say, felt right. Am going to finish the application form tonight in light of some of the points raised today. I left saying 'what a wonderful school, thanks for taking the time to speak to me and you must be proud of such a lovely department'. However, the fear... 1) What if I don't get an interview. 2) What if there is an internal candidate - I fear there might be. Theo - I have read the threads and done the searches on this but there is something in my head which is still saying ARGGGGHHHH!!! PLEASE CAN I GET THIS JOB! What does anyone think about the points above?