After working here for 7 years now I am fed up and looking to move to greener pastures. Before I pick up my family and leave I wanted to see if there are any good schools out here in Spain. I am looking for a school with good facilities, high academic standards and a solid sense of community. A place where children are offered the chance to participate in regular competitive sport, music lessons and drama productions in school. Happy staff who are valued and offered opportunities for personal and professional staff development. The salary doesn't really matter as I know the pay out here is substantially less than the UK, but it would be nice if all members of staff were paid fairly according to experience and responsibilities. A strong head who is able to share a vision for the future that is clear cut and honest. An SMT who is active, effective and supportive of staff. Owners who want to improve the school without fleecing the parents and who show a bit of respect for the professionalism of their staff. Honesty when discussing the future of the school. Regular pastoral care meetings to discuss the pupils and a genuine concern for their educational and personal well-being. Teachers who actively want to work in the school and who are not just waiting to retire but are motivated and enthusiastic. Please let me know if there are any of these schools out there. If I could I would love to stay in Spain, my girls love it out here. But at the moment I am wondering if they have actually benefitted from the life. Yes, we all love the beach, the food, the people, the mountains etc. But one can't live on that alone.