I've got an interview for a Head of Dept job that I really want (Thanks Theo for the Exec Summary advice!) but I am feeling VERY guilty and nervous about telling my current Head of Faculty. I just feel like everyone is going to hate me for leaving and dropping them in it/abandoning my Year 10 GCSE group. I've only been there since September and realised very quickly that it's not the job for me. I am very ambitious and there is no room for progression as my current HOD has a cushy number and will be going nowhere. The school isn't my kind of school and my relationship with my HOD isn't great because she is lazy and I get frustrated by her. I know this is a ridiculous post but I just wanted to get this off my chest really. I'm dreading telling my HOF tomorrow. Dreading it! He's really happy with me and my contribution to the faculty, now they are going to be back to square one and I know he'll be disappointed to lose me. Agh, why am I so soft???? So, my question is this - is it generally considered to be selfish/bad practise to leave a post after only 1 year?