Dear Theo, I am really keen to leave my current position. It has become apparent that I don't share the same morals or approach to education as they do.for instance, rigging assessments and tracking to improve the appearance of data, which is incredibly frustrating. I have worked there for nearly three years and last year I began looking for jobs. I had a few interviews but was unsuccessful- although HT had expressed their interest for different positions for me in the future. In some ways, the head has held this against me as he believes ' I don't want to be there'. I felt that this was a very harsh way of looking at my thirst for development in other schools. I had my appraisal last week and outcome was not good. I put forward that there were many obstacles in the way last year of my Y6 lower ability attaining. Such as, a student teacher... Who subsequently failed and a pupil premium leader who did not conduct interventions. The head was not understanding yet agreed that last years targets were challenging. He felt that I should assess my own capabilities first. In addition to this, I am language teacher for the ks2 and cover is organised whilst I teach Spanish. I have no extra ppa to plan for KS2 and in many cases have little ppa on a weekly basis as a result of theatre groups, school events etc... I feel like I am being exploited as a teacher and receiving no extra pay for doing two different teaching jobs! I have decided to move on and I am at a cross roads. I am planning to hand my resignation in this half term but didn't know whether it was best to look for jobs and inform my head that I am actively seeking a new position. Or... Hand in my resignation and then my HT cannot feel jaded every time I go for a walk around.