Hi this is my first post and please be gentle with me Here I go, my speciality is working in SEN schools focusing on certain disabilities. I also teach in shortage subject so... the job market is very much in favour of me and those in similar position as mine. The issue is you could literally count the number of teachers with similar qualification as mine with one hand (perhaps two) in whole of the UK. Because of this, these schools tend to recruit regular teacher and then train them, but even so, they typically leave within few years as it's not really the type of job you can get satisfaction pupils succeeding. Although recruiting regular teachers in those jobs is not easy either. These schools tend to advertise the same vacancies every year, if not every few months. So... I saw a job advert for a school I would very much like to work in. The only issue is that it's for Head of department. Is it possible for me to work in that post? I am aware of the potential issue with workload but I don't think this is much of a concern as I did my PGCE in a SEN school. The workload was very manageable. Edit: This is for SEN schools with less than 100 pupils on the roll.