My tlr has just been deleted by new structure - I went for 2nd in dept interview and lost it to someone with only 18months experience teaching - feeling like shnutzel now obviously! I've always had good and outstanding observations and PM always been perfect. On maternity leave at the moment and now looking for other jobs for september. Can't face the thought of going back to my school - feel like everyone will think I MUST be rubbish at my job to lose to who I did (Can I point out I'm actually very good and have never had any indication from PM that there's ever ever been a problem and my gcse/ks3 results have always been amongst the best in dept). If I go for a classroom teacher job elsewhere due to there being no tlr jobs on offer, a) will I be overlooked in favour of a cheaper NQT and b) will it adversely affect my career path? Really struggling with this internal battle so any help appreciated! My HoD also has said they want me to stay, I have loads to offer the department, I never know what may come up soon etc etc etc - not that it helps much with the general feeling of dented pride and humiliation.