Thanks for earlier advice, I am thinking now of applying for a straight teacher role although I am currently (technically) a dept head. Only technically as my subject has been 'wound down' by SLT over the last few years. No fault of mine, or even school really -ebac pressure has led them towards priorities that haven't included my subject despite many successful years. I am now tasked with a variety of other things to warrant my money&am finding it stressful manning a sinking ship whilst planning new gcse&A level alone as there are still enough hours for me alone.I would be happy to drop my tlr&get back to focusing on teaching my subject in a school where by all accounts it has a higher profile. I just wonder how a new school will view this- I don't want to look like a has been searching for an easy life!