My school is becoming an academy next term. I have seen a job advertised for september, but obviously the resignation date has passed. The interviews won't be until 3/4 weeks before the end of term, so under normal circumstances I couldn't see my head releasing me early. My question is that do normal notice periods apply when you are changing to an academy? Is it possible to argue that I will be working for another employer from September and will be getting a new contract and my employment for the LA will cease? I won't even be working for the school as we are going to be part of a larger trust who will be my employer. If not what is the earliest I can leave is it Dec 31st or end of oct?