My ideal job has come up - I've applied and had the face to face interview which went brilliantly - it even ended with the Principal saying you are an extremely strong candidate and I want the head of the lower school to have a chat with you about the openings. I had the chat via skype which again went well until... The reference from my current school mentioned a clash of personalities (in my defence I agree but only to the good of the school & children which is lacking as well as cut n paste, its at least 10 years old without reflection or evaluation, no afl or app or even differentiation despite being international). The head seemed to be satisfied with my answer but in your experience is this likely to go against me. Do heads want squeaky clean, keep your mouths shut, do as you are told teachers, even if there are huge gaping holes in the practice? Should I keep on applying eventhough I feel that my applications will lack effort because this is the job I really, really want?