Hi there, I'm an instructor at a high school and sixth form, but I am really struggling with a couple of things here; 1. being head of four departments and 2. the financial element. I drive 2 hours and 10 minutes every day for school and it's costing me a lot in terms of fuel and wear and tear on my car. The job is extremely demanding as I'm head of four departments so there is a lot of work to do that I feel I just don't have time to do. I also work as a cleaner as I am struggling to make ends meet (being on an instructor salary). I spoke to my HT in September and told him this and he assured me that I would be moving up the payscale this year and that he'd give me more money for my "responsibilities" (I'm not entitled to a TLR as I'm an instructor) commencing November 19th. This increase would have made a significant difference to me financially as I would be able to afford to move house (renting). So I applied to the letting agency for a house, but I needed to be on a certain amount of money per annum to be able to apply. The letting agency confirmed with my HT that I'd be getting this pay increase (which in total would have been an £8500 per year pay rise), I got the house, but the day before I was moving house he told me that I would no longer be getting the pay rise because one out of my four departments didn't have value added this year. I couldn't believe it! I now am living in a house that I struggle to pay the rent for and I've had to take up cleaning on the side so I can afford it. I spoke to my HT and told him this but he didn't seem to care and still refused to give me the pay rise, so I threatened to resign, didn't make a difference, so at the end of November I resigned. He wasn't best pleased as I teach social sciences, health and social care, and child development and the school is right out in the countryside by the coast, so I know they'll struggle to find someone. I told him that I' be leaving February half term, but he is saying that I have to stay until April 30th! I really don't know if I can last that long. I leave my house at 6:30am to get to school for just after 8 and I clean in the evenings after my little boy goes to bed (a friend looks after him at mine). I really don't know what to do, I've pleaded with the HT but he's not having any of it. Can anyone offer any advice? It's costing me so much to get to and from work (£280 just on fuel for work per month).