The problem is I don't know where I want to be in a few years time. I like where I work on the whole. I'm currently in a job share and have been able to do a job share for the last 5 years since I returned from mat leave. However, after returning from my second mat leave towards the end of last academic year, it hasn't quite been the same. A very bumpy start to this year due to new team and new job share, working out all the links, and I know take on a cover role for 1 morning a week. I keep my eye out on job adverts but I'm going to be picky as I'm not moving for the sake of it. 3 adverts I saw that piqued my interest 1- local authority music teacher (going out to schools and teaching music in primary) 2- SENCO 3- PPA cover in a special needs school. These all are clearly very different and it made me realise I really don't know what I want. I'm not even 100% sure I want to move! So my current school is my second school. This is my 8th year but that includes 2 mat leaves. So I'm 12 years in. I'm only on main pay scale, as due to accelerated professional development at our school of lots of young single teachers who have no little ones to think about (not saying it can't be done but it certainly helps you get up the ladder) the school policy has made it difficult for me to get through threshold as they basically can't afford it. I've changed subject lead pretty much every year I've taught and this is the first time I've taught a year group in a consecutive year (but with a mat leave in between). We are hoping to move house in a couple of years, and we could potentially go into another LA with sometimes different holidays. My eldest is already in school so if we were on different term dates it would have an effect on us. Maybe I just need a change. I don't know. I was hoping writing it down would make it clearer but it hasn't. Sorry if this is a waffle.