I am an experienced hod in a new school and am considering handing in my notice because this new school is a disaster. The science dept Has 5 tatty labs that haven’t been cleaned in forever, piled high with ****. The dept has in effect no lab tech and the equipment is not useable, it’s impossible to manage especially in Covid. I am awake at night worrying and can see this could make me ill. I haven’t seen my family as am working 13 hr days. I have asked for a new full time lab tech but slt are claiming they have no budget...it is a big old public school! I know my career will be trashed if I leave because the rumour mill will assume the worse..and This is a school local to me but this is not my fault, I have a strong record as a hod..but this mountain is too high to climb. has anyone else left early as a hod and recovered their career?