I started at my current school in September as an NQT. I'm not very happy for a number of reasons, mainly that I feel the school was misrepresented to me during the interview process and that rather than the department being 'forward thinking and innovative' as it was sold to me, my subject (science) is going to be downgraded to an option if they get academy status. I've seen an advert on TES for a job I'd like to apply for, but I know that there'll be 100+ applicants for it so my chances are slim (though statistically I have as much chance as anyone else - I got this job after all). So do I tell the Head of Science that I'm applying or just send off my application without saying anything? At what stage would the other school request a reference? And would the fact that I'm moving schools again so soon count against me? My other worry is that I found out today if science is downgraded, there is talk of redundancies and I feel that if I apply for the job and don't get it, I'll be first out when the redundancies come up. What's everyone's advice please? Thanks.