Hi all, I've been in secondary teaching for some years now and, as a non-british national, it didnt take me long to realise how ambitious people are in this country when it comes to career progression. I've taught in different schools, for short periods of time in all of them, and ive seen real ambition and competition to get a promotion. I simply come from a culture where we're not that career driven I guess. Im happy with my pay and my responsibilities and I dont want any more. Is that a bad thing? I like what i do but I dont want to be HoD, HoY or have any extra responsibilities other than my regular teaching timetable. How acceptable is that long term? I'm scared that, if I end up settling down in a school and they see no ambition to get a promotion or get more involved with the school over time, they might ask me to stand down from my job? I've seen colleagues and heads of faculty apply for HoD positions they did not want to get just to show the head they're 'on the game' and deserving of their current positions, which I found shocking. Any thoughts welcome. thank you in advance.