I'm a new headteacher, been in post since September. I've had a very challenging year, the previous head had let the school run down. All the teachers think they are the best in the world but are satisfactory at best. I steered the school through a recent Ofsted and I was very pleased to get satisfactory. I was mentioned in the report in a very positive light. When I was interviewed, the governors painted a very rosy picture of the school. Infact, I've had to make 2 people redundant because of previous poor financial planning. My deputy also went for the job. Lots of tension in the school over the past 9 months. I've tried hard but most teachers are very loyal to the deputy. Not sure if this will change. It's a very established staff no movement in 10 years. I'm younger than them all and this also causes resentment. The C of G has interferred by meeting secretly with staff to discuss me. All the other govs are furious. Quite frankly I've had enough ! I know another headship would probably be hard to get. I'm going to apply for deputy headships. Really don't enjoy going to work. How do I explain this, with out putting off a potential employer ? Do I need to explain my reason for leaving so soon in my application (the rest of my career has been excellent) ?