I applied for an assistant headteacher's job in a secondary school (in charge of behavior) and was not shortlisted. I am gutted because I have an excellent track record on behavior in the school (I am a head of year) and I have frequently been commended for the excellent behavior shown by my year group and in lessons as well as around the school. The feedback I got for not having been shortlisted was that "I did not say/explain in my application what I have done in school - other than in my year team". When I asked for examples of how I can do this, the head gave examples of gate duty etc which I do all the time. Needless to say, I am gutted!! I think that this a case of a job created with a specific person in mind. Do I need to be seen to do things in the school (and not just rely on results of what I am doing)? Now I want to apply for a similar post in a different school. Any advice on how to get shortlisted?