Just wondering what others thought of this: I've been teaching for 14 years, the last 8 of which have been part-time as I've been bringing up my kids. I've worked as a classroom teacher for all this time. I recently applied for a Head of Department post, but didn't get an interview, despite having all the right experience and qualifications. I asked for feedback on my application and one of the reasons given for not interviewing was that I "would probably find the jump from part-time to full-time too challenging". I find this quite insulting but wondered if anyone else had encountered this?