I work in an international school in the ME. I've been here 2 years as a classroom teacher but was a successful Head of Year in the UK in a "good school" and have basically been bored as a classroom teacher where 100% of the focus in my school is academic- there's some serious fudging of exam entries to get the elusive 100% A*-C (or 9-5 now). BUT I have recently applied for a number of internal pastoral jobs. The Head of Sixth was given to a colleague who had been there longer (school's feedback to me, literally) and the Head of Year job also given to another colleague who terrifies the kids. Feedback: be patient, another role will come up, we see you as a leader and you interviewed really well. I was encouraged to apply for the Head of Year job by the Head of Senior School. For both roles I had more experience and was better qualified than the person who was promoted. I'm just a bit baffled- am I missing something here?