Hi I'm in my second year of teaching, am in a fairly challenging primary school and would ideally like to find something else for September. I'm getting frustrated with the very prescriptive style of my school (eg classrooms have to be set up the same, behaviour management has to be done in a certain way, down to seating arrangements in groups of 4, schemes being followed to the nth degree with no deviation even if the methods dont always work etc etc etc). I feel confident enough to be able to make my own judgements in most things now, however, am worried about going from the frying pan to the fire. I have done well and had positive feedback at a "good/outstanding" school, so am not worried about interviews etc. I just don't want to find myself in a situation where the workload is unworkable (at the moment I am able to maintain a work/life balance just about), or where I have to provide a ridiculous amount of paperwork for every second taught. Does anyone have any tips as to how to find a teaching post that offers what I might want and how to spot the warning signs of a nightmare situation? I know of schools in the area that I wouldn't want to teach at due to supply teachers and other teachers' stories, but am aware that the show round by a head teacher won't show me what really goes on. I have family commitments so don't want to do the supply/long term contract thing as need regular money at the moment. Thanks and Happy New Year !!!