Hello all, I've put in lots of applications recently and was wondering roughly how long schools take to contact shortlisted applicants. Some forms I've filled in say things like "If you have not heard from us within four weeks, assume you have been unsuccessful" and I'm thinking I will assume that a long time before those four weeks are up! Also, if an interview date is not listed on the advert or in the paperwork, should you assume it is the following week? Presumably the school would give you enough notice? Oh, and one final thing! I've seen an advert where the interviews are the week beginning May 14th. For any sane teacher, this is obviously SATs week. How much leeway would the school give to a Year 6 teacher, who feels like they should be there for their children that week? Sorry for the rambling questions! I can't sleep because things are going round and round in my head, so am trying to busy myself on here to tire myself out!