I cannot believe that someone has asked this question! Would you expect the school to ring you up a week or a month after you had been offered and accepted the job, and say: Sorry, we've just interviewed someone else we like better. So we are withdrawing our job offer to you. So why do you think that you can do it? If you are given an offer, even verbally, and accept it, even verbally, then you have entered into a contract with the school. If you break that contract, (a) your name will be mud in a 30 mile radius. (b) the 2nd school might legally withdraw their offer to you, because you entered into the contract with them under false pretences (pretending thaty ou were free to enter the contract but were already contracted to another school). So you could end up with no job. (c) the 1st school could charge you with the cost (ads, staff time, paying travel etc) for filling the post that you turned down when breaking your contract with them. Go on. Just try it. ______________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews. The next Moving onto Leadship seminar is Sunday 15th May. http://tesweekendworkshop24.eventbrite.com/ E-mail Julia on firstname.lastname@example.org for how to book a meeting with me personally. Look forward to seeing you!