I'm currently an nqt with a job an an excellent school where I am very comfortable and well supported. However, I have been offered a job by another school where I will earn slightly more money but more importantly, will have a much greater input in to the department and more opportunities to gain experience. The only problem is that the job is due to start next January. I really would like to see my gcse class through but if I stop and think about what is best for me as an individual, the new job is ideal. My main concern is how schools view people that leave mid-morning year. I'd like to leave on good terms and perhaps even with an open door but am worried I won't achieve this if I leave at Christmas. Being new to the profession means I don't really understand how these things are viewed! I'm worried my department will be annoyed (which would be upsetting as they have been so supportive this year), as well as the fact that I'm quite aware that I'd be 'abandoning' my students. This is something I'd usually talk about with my colleagues as they are very supportive but this is a tricky situation! Help?