I am curious to know other leaders' experience of headteacher application. I have applied twice now and been short listed both times. The first interview I turned up as one of four candidates; it went to the internal and the rest of us didn't make it past lunchtime. The second interview was a couple of months ago and there were two of us, I made it to the end of the day and no further. Feedback very detailed, I interviewed better the second time but do feel disheartened. So much work and emotional commitment is involved in applying, plus a sense of disloyalty to my current employer. Am thinking give it one more shot, but am interested to know how many times others have tried.