Just wondering if anyone has / would move from an independent school to state school. I moved to an independent school earlier this year and love everything about it. The working conditions are SO much better, however as much as I love the free lunches / less contact hours / more money / less behaviour issues etc. etc. I feel as though I should be helping the kids who are less privileged (not that there is anything wrong with private education - this is a purely personal thing). I am planning to spend 2 or 3 years in my current school as a sort of 'reprieve' and a chance to recharge my batteries (as well as an opportunity to focus on improving my teaching skills while I have the time and energy). My concern is that the move back to the state sector will be a huge shock to the system. I would love to hear from anyone who has successfully made the move.