I have been a 'lead practitioner teacher for children in care' in the local authority virtual school for ten years. I have a detailed knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable children, especially those at risk of exclusion, both through direct teaching, and advice and guidance. I recently completed my NPQSL. 'Restructuring' has made my post redundant, unfortunately! I'm 43. I'm ready to go back into a school environment, and looking forward to that. I believe I can give a great deal to a school setting at a leadership level - assistant rather than head. I'd like this situation to be a career progression rather than setback. However, I'm concerned that I haven't taught in a classroom for so long, I'm quite deskilled in that area. Do you think it's possible to get a non-class teaching, SLT, specialist role linked to vulnerable children in a secondary school / trust? Opportunities are limited in my LA, with no EBD or nurture provision - and I don't feel confident to set this up myself! Any advice or thoughts about moving in this direction? Thanks!