I'm in a little bit of a pickle. I'm currently doing my PGCE and on my second placement in a lovely school which I love. I'd do anything to stay here next year, and as luck would have it, they have a job opening! Today I found out I'd been shortlisted for another school, one which I just applied to offhandedly and didn't think anything of it - until today! The interview for this school is the day after the deadline for the job at my current placement school. The school I have the interview at is a good school, but if they did offer me the job, they'd be likely to do so before I find out if I've been shortlisted for the job at my placement school. I'd be gutted if I was offered it, and accepted it, and then found out I had been shortlisted for the job at my placement school. 1. Is it appropriate to discuss this with my current head teacher before the shortlisting date? Just explaining the situation and that I'd really like to work there? Or is this not recommended? 2. Would I be mad to cancel the interview and chance it all on the other job? I just don't really know what to do, all I know is that the job I really want is the one at my placement school!