Ive also posted this in primary, so sorry if you're reading this for a second time!!!! Im after some advice. Im currently an NQT on a one year contract. The school were quite crafty really cos the contract states that its a one year contract due to temporary increase in number, but basically its really a maternity cover. I still need to ask if the contract will be renewed, but im pretty sure that as the teachers who are on maternity leave are coming back at easter, my contract wont be renewed. And to be honest, im not sure i want it to be renewed. Anyway, ive seen a vacancy for a school and i really want to go for it. I want to relocate back to my hometown so this school is perfect. Im planning on seeing it next week, and hopefully then applying. The vacancy closes on the 2nd Feb. Basically, im not sure about the procedure of letting the school know etc. Im aware that the new school will prob request references before the interview, which means ill need to talk to the head. But what then if i dont get it, and my head is funny with me. She obviously then doesnt have to extend my contract as she knows that im looking elsewhere!!! Its very confusing!!! Technically, im not handing in my notice, im just looking elsewhere! Advice please!!!