Will try to be brief... So I started in a new school in September. The job I originally applied for was a KS3 coordinator but I am now acting HOD covering maternity leave (some time after accepting the job I was asked about doing this role). I was HOD in my previous school but it was a tiny department and the school was a lot smaller. I have some concerns about the school I have moved to but the experience leading a bigger dept. is useful. A HOD job has now come up closer to home in a school I have heard many positives things about. However, I worried if I apply my short stint in current school will reflect badly on app. and am unsure how I would justify the move to a smaller school and dept. Initially I didn't think I wanted hod again but now I have gained a bit mor experience and confidence I think this is what I need. Any advice would be helpful please.