I am a DHT who has been in SLT for eight years prior to becoming a DHT. I am finding the second year in this role a huge challenge. I work extremely hard and can be in work from 8.30 until six then find myself working in the evenings for an hour or two. I do not mind working hard but am worried I am working hard on the wrong priorities. We have just had our data /results etc and know they will probably trigger a new visit from the inspectors. My question is, is this just life as a DHT and I should just get on with it or should I consider a move to AHT. We have made massive changes in our school recently and they are taking time to bed in making our staff very unsettled and some are unhappy. Is there such a thing as a work life balance for a DHT and do we just accept the consequences of data which we knew was going to be lacklustre even though we moved heaven and earth to help our pupils?