I am currently looking at a new post, possibly outside of teaching. How do I explain my 'decision' last year to step down from HoD in a successful school to now being a mainstream teacher? The 'seeking new challenge' expression would be accurately interpreted as l did resign from my old post before I was made to leave. Last year I used 'personal reasons' more time with the family etc which worked as I was stepping down, but if I am now looking for something more demanding then it doesn't make sense. Any ideas would be gratefully received.... .