Would really appreciate some advice. I recently left a new teaching post after just half a term. The situation in the school was not good and many other teachers had previously left very quickly (something I only found out after starting the job) I gave notice and was prepared to work my notice period (end Autumn term) but they managed to get a replacement and I agreed to leave at half term. The school I worked at prior to this I was at for more than 10 years and left with a very good reference. My main question is that now I want to apply for another post how can I explain my reason for leaving the previous school so quickly? I will obviously have to put them down for a reference and I know I can rely on my other school to provide a very good reference.