Sigh, Came second in a field of two to an internal candidate. My interview was fine, the lesson went great but an internal candidate is always going to have the edge. I feel like ranting but just want to state that I think schools should be up front and admit that they are interviewing internal candidates for the role as well, which gives the rest of us the option of whether to hone our interview skills for the umpteenth time. I feel being told at the interview that oh we're also interviewing an internal candidate and here they are, but we aren't going to ask them to teach a lesson as we already know how they teach, is a little insulting to the external candidate who may well have travelled right across the country for what they thought was a viable opportunity. Rant over.