So, I've had a tough couple of years, but i think i'm turning a corner. I've spent (nearly) 3 years battling to turn around a struglging department, made my mistakes, but this year i'm starting to see rewards. What i have decided is I do not want to stay in this school (i decided early on that it was not for me, but have still fought to make the department a success). But what now? I've tried applying for standard teacher roles, but I'm getting knocked back. it's me and 5 NQT's (I'm suspecting I'm too expensive, as the feedback is "nothing wrong, just decided to go in a different direction"), second in dept is not an option in my subject (Which would be perfect). Sideways move is possible, but again, it's difficult to find a sideways move if the results don't continue in their current upwards spiral(i don't think this is a problem, but its a concern) and my only excuse is distance to home (commute is 45 mins) Or, do i look higher? My work life balance is currently so far out of whack it's crazy and as i appear to be a work-a-holic, do i go for SLT? but i have kids and i want at some point to enjoy my life.....People tell me SLT is insane workload all the time? I have no idea which way i should move. I'm UPS1 and for the last 3 years i've been denied pay progression due to dept results, but it's a culture shift, so with results improving this year i think i should be eligible.