Hi All! I have been teaching for 5 years in a sixth form college (A-level maths/GCSE maths) and I am caught in that weird position where I cannot apply for any senior roles as I do not have experience in management, but I don't have experience because I have never been in a senior role! I am 25 and I am considering ways to progress within education, sometimes I look at masters in education (from UCL or open university) degrees but I am always sceptical about how useful they would be? It seems that PGCE lecturer jobs are on the decline and most senior academic roles in school (HOD etc) are entirely experience based? My current workplace has no academic opportunities within my department and the pastoral roles are not appealing... So how do I climb up the greasy pole? I don't want to beome a brown nose but I either need to get a qualification that can help me or gain elusive experience? What about alternative careers for maths teachers? I would appreciate any help!