I am looking for a bit of advice. I am a normal class teacher in a secondary school in Edinburgh. I have been teaching for around 5 years and this is my 4th year in the school. Overall, I like the school. Not everything is perfect but I have a very good head of department and I like my department. The school has good results. My issue is the travel. I travel 50 miles a day, and it can take up to an hour one way during peak time. A job has come up in a school 10 minutes down the road from me. Cutting down the travel would make life easier for me. The school the vacancy has come up in has a good reputation. I wouldn't leave my current school for any school near by but I think this one could be a good fit for me, and I have kept an eye on vacancies there. My issue is if I go for the job and don't get it I would burn my bridges with my current school. I have been given a chance to teach a Higher class this year for the first time and though the pupils are more lower ability I would kind of like to see it through. I was unsuccessful when I went for a recent promotion but head teacher said he was considering any other suitable roles for me as he didn't want me to go elsewhere. I am also not sure if they have an internal candidate but from school website I can see they have a maternity cover in. I am not sure if there is a way of having a discreet conversation with the head teacher of vacancy school or going for interview without letting my school know ( usually though they would ask for a head teachers report from current school). Has anyone experienced something similar or have any advice?