I started this thinking I was a 7 or maybe an 8 but as I've read on I realise that I'm probably a 9 and a 10 on a good day. No, we don't get days off for our birthday or massages but our head tries to accommodate our family commitments when necessary. We get our ppa and she would never conatct us at home unless it was really an emergency; we have a good team of people who, on the whole get on and we have a real laugh; our Governors are reasonable and provide lunch on INSET days; our children are lovely and their parents - well they are their parents - but most of the time they are lovely too! I have a 3 minute walking commute - if I walk quite slowly, I work part time in Reception, my favourite year group with a great colleague and excellent TA. So, yes a 9. I'm doing a job I love in a place I love and which values my contribution. I wish this for all of you who are still looking for the 'right fit' school.