2 years ago I moved from a state school that had a lot of behaviour problems and had just become part of a MAT, to teach in a lovely independent school. I love the school, love the more relaxed atmosphere, LOVE the longer holidays. But - I REALLY miss the students from my old school (not all of them obviously). I feel as though I am of no consequence where I am, In the state school I at least felt as though I made a difference to the students - now, I think my current students could walk past me in the street and not recognise me. Maybe it's just that I'm tired at the moment - and yes, I'm very aware that while I will have 3 weeks off at Christmas, state schools will only get 12 days. From day 1 I felt guilty for 'abandoning' the kids in the state school (not that I have any high and mighty ideas about how important I am), but I thought I'd got over it. Not sure what I expect to gain from posting this really - just wondering if I'm being stupid, or have others been in a similar situation?