I noticed a teaching job being advertised at a school in my area in my subject. I then realised there isn't one but two posts, both to start in January, one of the posts being HOD. I'm not sure how big the department is but I'd guess that it would be 4 full time staff. I don't know the school that well but their exam results and last inspection report are good. Would it put you off applying or at least make you more cautious of doing so given two people are leaving at the same point part way through the year? I know people can leave for perfectly legitimate reasons at Christmas, but it's hard to know as an outsider if there's any problematic issues in the department or school that may have played a part? Even if there aren't I'm thinking there will be a period of instability this year what with at the very least two new staff including a change in HOD? Would appreciate your thoughts.