Hi all, I recently went for an SLT post at a local independent school. A bit of background: I'm a former Assistant Headteacher with 5 or so years' SLT experience in comprehensive schools, one of which was outstanding; My SLT experience was in the same field (Sixth Form) as the advertised post; Ofsted inspected the Sixth Form I ran while I was running it and found it "Outstanding; My teaching practice is outstanding (per observations) and I have a track record of excellent results including ALPS 2+ A level teaching; I am not currently in SLT because I had a breakdown which led to my stepping down, and so I have been "pure classroom" for the last nearly two years. You can see what's coming, right? I didn't get an interview. My application really emphasised results and Ofsted and all the things that state schools live and breathe. Do you think this was a mistake? Or do you think my breakdown (about which I was honest, saying "a period of ill health from which I am now recovered") is more likely to have been a factor? Or is it just that my professional background is less likely to be of interest to an independent school? Sorry, I know these are probably imponderables, but any insights you can give me would be appreciated.