I reduced my hours several years ago after having my first child. However I now feel ready to return full time. I spoke with our head teacher today (he's the 3rd head we've had since I started) and asked if any full time positions arise if I could be considered. He said when one does, they'd advertise but I'd be welcome to apply. It seems ridiculous as I went through the whole application process to teach at our school 8 years ago. Just wondering, is this usual practice?