Been teaching primary 12+ years, doing supply for a bit and just CBA with all the nonsense, it's okay as the pressure is minimal but maybe considering getting back into a school for the money over the holidays. if I can feel this laid back but in a permanent school setting again I will be okay. HOWEVER - I resent performance management and have no intention of being a part of it as it's unscientific and how it isn't illegal, I do not know. - I want the school to know I am not interested in CPD and I certainly don't care what they have to say about observations. I have told my long term supply head teachers this and they don't seem to mind, but I think when a school get the handcuffs on you you become their property and it's hard to manage that. If this was a normal job I could easily 'negotiate' my terms and ask for extra PPA, time out of class, not gonna consider doing a club, observations etc. I also want to know if the school has EVER put someone on capability - if it has I will get up from the interview and walk away unless I can get in writing that they will not put me on it no matter how expensive I become AND that I will be getting my reference copied in to me before it's sent out anywhere when it comes time to leave. I simply don't trust the power one person can have in a school - it's not on that in this job a headteacher can destroy your career. I don't feel that or any of the other things are unreasonable. We have to start somewhere as a profession, to bite back without being fearful of our careers being destroyed. Is there any point me being blunt/honest/professional or do I just have to suck it up if I want to do it? I teach like it's still 2008 and always get good/outstanding lesson observations, I'm just done pretending I read stuff and care about it. Despite all this, I'm not a trouble maker and get asked to stay on wherever I go. I make it quite clear how I feel about teaching and no one seems to mind, I still love the teaching part and like educating and being there for children and have big successes with that, I just don't want to spend an hour copying and pasting job applications and clicking 'find and replace' only to turn up to an interview to realise NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR IT and I've just wasted time.