Hi, I had an interview for an overseas post back in Feb by Skype. It seemed to go well and at the end the Principal said he'could definitely see a place for me in the school'! 2 weeks later my agency rang to say that I had not got it and the feedback was that there was no particular reason other than other candidates fulfilled the position better. Fair enough. However, 2 weeks after this the agency rang me and asked if I would have a second interview for the same job with the Head of department, They said the Principal said that if he had gone with his heart he would have offered me the job originally but that he went with his business head and offered it to a teaching couple as the 'killed two birds with one stone' so to speak. The couple had now split up and were not taking up the position now. I had another interview by Skype with the co-ordinator and head of primary which again seemed to go very well. At the end one of them said 'so if we were to offer you the position would you accept?' I said 'definitely' and she said 'I was hoping you would say that'. They said they would let me know in 3 days. A week later when I had not heard anything I rang the agency who said that the feedback they had was that the school had a 'niggling doubt' about me and still had not made a decision. That was last week and I still have heard nothing. Now I am very confused but I really really want this job! My question is (and I apologise for the very long post) should I email the school directly ( and copy the agency in) to find out just what the problem is? Or is this a big no-no? I have a trailing spouse,two children and a dog so I know I am the more expensive option but they have really raised my hopes up both times and I would really like to know just what the problem is. Any advice would be very much appreciated.