Hi, I started working as HOD at one of the academy chains from January 2018. My contract says 4 months probation which can be extended to another 3 months. Notice period is one month and after successful completion of probation, it is 2 months. I had one formal meeting to go through targets etc, but no other meetings or signing papers to say that I have completed probation other than my line manager telling me "you are doing really well". I am desperate to leave because of bad behaviour and unprofessional management. I applied for 2 jobs as assistant head in their sister schools. The headteachers spoke in both cases and the first one didn't call for interview after taking reference. Second one, I went for interview and was told that they were impressed. After talking to my headteacher, the head at the other school rang me and said they took another candidate (from my school). Apparently my head didn't agree to release me as per my line manager. I had meeting with the head and was offered other responsibility, but I don't want to stay. My question is if I find a job in the summer, can I give one month notice and leave as I am still on probation? I am also thinking of teaching overseas due to personal reasons. If I leave, will that be a problem? I do care about the students, but it won't be an issue as there are other subject specialists and students are so used to having new teachers due to high turn over. Please don't be harsh with your comments. I am just asking for advice. Thank you.