Hi everyone, hoping to get some advice from people who have had this experience. I'm currently looking for another job. I'm in my second year of teaching and job satisfaction is currently very low. The man-management skills at my school aren't the best at times and I feel that, as a new teacher, I could have been supported better. On reflection I think my confidence has been chipped away at for the past two years. Overriding this is that, in general, I'm not very happy with my living situation. When I took this job, I moved to a completely new area far from my family and friends. I just haven't settled and I'm ready to move back to somewhere that I'm more familiar with.This plan had been at the back of my mind for a while and I thought that I'd do another year thinking that "who knows what could change in a year?" But, after a hellish week, that's been easily the lowest of my career, I've concluded that my living situation isn't making how I feel at work any better and vice versa. I keep telling myself that I shouldn't be feeling this way this early in my career. Why settle for another year of feeling mediocre when I could do something about it? In short, I'm ready for a change and new start. I currently teach in England and am hoping to move to Scotland. Now, I know that I already have hoops to jump through with the GTCS Scotland with the huge list of documentation I have to provide. The sticking point being that one of which is a professional reference. I want to get the ball rolling as soon as possible and, therefore I need to broach the subject with my HT sooner rather than later. How do I do this? The difficulty is that I will only make the move if I get a position (I'm not in the position finacially to do so otherwise) and would be faced with staying at the school with a head and possibly staff that know that it's not my first choice place to be. I know that this is a very real proposition as the job situaiton is so dire. I'm sorry for waffling on but I needed a little vent and to explain the background to my decision! Basically I want to know how I should broach the subject without getting my HT's back up or creating a situation where it would be uncomfortable for me to still be teaching there next year should that happen. Thanks everyone!