Hi all, I'm hoping that people can offer me some advice on career progression. I've been teaching for two years in an independent school and have already worked my way up to Head of Department. I'm really keen to progress further into senior management; however, there's one problem - I don't have a PGCE. I recognise the benefits of doing one, but I now feel it would be a bit of a step back and I resent the culture of having to jump through hoops. The response of pupils, parents and colleagues suggest that I'm a good teacher; my exam results also seem to agree. I am, however, considering doing another MA, this time in Education/Education Research (my first being in History, my teaching area). Do you think that employers will overlook the absence of a PGCE if i have this? I'm wishing to stay in the independent sector long term, where a PGCE is not essential, but I wasn't sure whether you can have the same level of progression without one. Any advice?