I am applying for Deputy Headships and out of 5 applications, I have been invited to 3 interviews. A fourth school did not have enough applications to hold interviews so will readvertise. Obviously there is nothing wrong with how I sound on paper, but I'm just not cutting it at the interview stage. I seem to be fine with the lesson, assembly, presentation part of things and have had good feedback for those. I apparently did ok with the tasks today as well. Where I seem to fall down is in the formal interview. I am beginning to wonder if I just don't have enough experience of leadership and if I should give up for now. My husband thinks I just need to practise my answers so 'leadership' shines through first. Since I am not acting Deputy or an Assistant Head it will be difficult to gain more experience than I already have in this area. I do contribute to the school improvement plan, SEF, strategic planning and priorities to address but this is not what immediately springs to mind when asked a question. I have one more opportunity for September as one school had a closing date of today. I think I am feeling a bit low now and doubting that I have the skills to be a Deputy after all. I haven't lied on my application but my brain goes to mush in interviews. I have read all the clickables and tried a few of the techniques suggested. It's very embarrassing as the person I am in interviews is not one any of my colleagues would recognise. I am seriously considering attending one of your workshops! Do you think it shows I am not ready to be a Deputy if I still cannot secure a position after 3 interviews?