I have a decade of experience in State schools, have held pastoral responsibilities and am currently a Head of Department. I would really like to work in the Independent sector and know that I have a lot to offer but there don't seem to be many vacancies in my area, which is South East Wales (the border counties are also commutable for me). To date, I've seen one English Teacher role advertised and although I got to interview the feedback I received was that I should be applying for management roles as I am 'too good' to 'just' teach. Which, although being lovely feedback to receive, isn't helping me when management roles just aren't being advertised. I'd happily start working in an Indy school as 'just' a teacher and work my way up into positions of responsibility. My question, therefore, is whether it would be appropriate to send speculative letters to schools or would this be a waste of my time? Is there anything I could be doing to realise my dream? Thanks in advance!