I have been at my current school for eight years and have generally been very happy there. I am a classroom teacher and KS co-ordinator. I applied last week for a HoD position in another school and I was offered a first round interview for this coming Monday. The interview was scheduled for 4pm so I had plenty of time to get there after the school day was finished. For this reason, I have not informed my current school of the interview because they do not call for references unless you go through to the second round, so I was intending to inform my head at that point. This was on the advice of my current HoD who reasoned that if I don't get another interview the Head will never know that I'm looking elsewhere (I'm not, actually. it's just that this particular position is very exciting) and so I'll avoid him feeling that I am dissatisfied at work, and if I do go through, I would inform the school as normal. However, I received a phone call from the prospective school on Friday afternoon asking me if I could be interviewed at 2pm instead. Now this is no problem in terms of teaching (I am free all afternoon) but obviously it will mean leaving to go for an interview during school time. I am sure that the Head will be unimpressed if I tell him on the day that I'm leaving early to go for an interview. Things are complicated further by the fact that I have a doctor's appointment on Monday at 1pm which I informed the school of on Friday. It had been my intention to go to the appointment then make my way to the interview (possibly returning to school in between if I had time, but I wasn't sure as waiting times can be long.) I also received an email on Friday afternoon informing me that if I go through to the second round of interviews, they will take place the following day (on Tuesday). If I do get through to the second round, I'm going to have to tell my head (probably by email, but if he's still in school I will go back there and see him personally) that I need the next day off for a second round interview, when he had no idea I had been for a first round interview. Now it's going to look as though I planned to go to this interview during school time claiming that I was at a doctor's appointment. I really don't know how to manage this situation. It was never my intention to be deceitful at all, but it is going to look as though I did. Would you please advise me on the best course of action? Thank you.