Hi all, I started a full time job after Easter, having worked part-time for 3 years after having my son. Due to the job market, getting a new job meant moving 100s of miles away from our home. We love where we're living, but the school is a bit of a nightmare. I can't teach properly due to the constant low level disruption, and Heads of Year etc simply put it down to their age!! I know coming into a new school at this time of year is difficult, and it is getting better, but some of these kids are feral!!! Another thing that is making things difficult is the fact that I have to do a 70 mile round mile trip every day and I am no better off financially cos of petrol costs. (I didn't get a house nearer to work as I didn't know the area, and have lifelong friends near to where I now live, who I needed for support due to the death of my mother literally 2 weeks after getting the job.) Anyway, I've seen another job advertised much nearer to home, and it's a good school. I would love to apply for it (of course, it may come to nothing!) but what do I tell senior management in my new, current school??? I'm not one to jump from one post to another, and have been teaching for 16 years, 12 of those years in only 2 schools. But financially, it's costing me a small fortune to stay where I am, and I dread going into work everyday cos of the kids. I'd seriously give it all up and become a bloody delivery driver if the money were better!!! I'm in a real quandry and would welcome your advice!