I have been applying for Assistant Headteacher roles and I have been getting to the interview stage but never getting through to the second day. I would very much welcome advice from Headteachers on this. I have previously been a Lead Practitioner in two schools (with a great track record of results etc) and then took a Multi Academy Trust - wide Associate SLT role, which hasn't got me anywhere and because I am not in the classroom much (not accountable for exam results etc), this is becoming a stumbling block. I have decided to look at middle leader roles (e.g. Head of Science) to have experience of leading a team, line management, performance management etc; but I notice these roles are few and far between. I have seen a Lead Practitioner post advertised that looks very different to my previous LP roles as this has line management responsibilities for other departments (other than science) as well as whole school accountabilities. Does the job title matter that much or is it more important about what goes on in that role (that is expanded upon in the application form), e.g accountable for several subject areas and whole school areas? The actual title of the post is what is putting me off applying but otherwise I would be very keen to apply. I would welcome others' thoughts and many thanks in advance.