Hello everyone, So I am a career changer (39yo) and I am scheduled to begin my Schools Direct teacher training at a very nice 'Outstanding' school in September. I did some days there last term, and the staff from my department have been in touch over the summer and are being really accommodating. I also have a somewhat personal relationship with the Headmaster- our parents were close friends when we were much younger. Then this week a job has been posted at a very prestigious private school in the town where I live. The position also welcomes applicants without formal teaching qualifications. When I got in contact with the school they said that in the second year, if I had passed my probation period, they would fund my PGCE. Would it be highly unprofessional of me to even apply for this job? Would my host school lose out a lot financially if I bailed at this late stage? In my heart of hearts I feel I would probably end up in the private sector eventually. Whilst having experience in the state sector would be really beneficial to my development as a teacher, I quite like the idea of not having to fork out about £15000 for my training! (I also understand the chances of me actually getting the job are pretty low!) Any thoughts greatly appreciated.