regarding posts 1,2 & 6. Schools can and do change. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for worse. It sounds like your school has changed. You are now no longer a good fit. Inertia still has hold of you but part of you now knows that you want to leave. You may be ready to take the plunge. Looking for a exit? Look for a new job. Brush up your CV, look at all your successes "blow your own trumpet". If you are older/ more expensive, consider working in warmer/sunnier countries. Or even colder ones, some offer more money. In the past I have had A level students come running up crying when I have left schools wailing about losing their "best teacher". The flip side is, all our students always leave, every year. They will survive your leaving and more importantly you will just be "keeping your head down" and surviving. As one door closes another opens so 'they' say. I have found this to be very true. Good luck.