I'm confused about something and not sure if it's because I'm pig-headed or the school in question is....... I've re-applied to an international school(for which I taught an extensive period of time (9 years)) twice in the past 3 1/2 years and been short-listed once and not short-listed this time. In the first instance, I believe there were other issues at play, but this time, the Head of Secondary replied quite candidly that he didn't short-list me because he believes, as a rule, a teacher shouldn't return to a school in which he/she has taught in the past. Now, perhaps I'm just a **** teacher and this is the excuse he is giving me, but I don't believe it. Assuming I'm not, who agrees that a teacher shouldn't return to a place at which he/she taught in the past?