I'm looking for some advice really, I'm considering a possible move from the school to one of the local music services as I'm really fed up of being in school and all the politics, and especially the paperwork, data, and constant proving that I'm doing a good job, and being forced to shoehorn things into my lessons that take my attention away from music. (There are other issues in my school as well, and not many classroom jobs coming up.) I would consider a move into the music service as I would be employed under teachers pay and conditions and therefore would be on a par salary wise (have done my research with two particular local ones - I live near to 4 different counties so hence 4 music services). Has anyone done it? Do music teachers that teach in the music service enjoy it? Or am I going to just swap one set of issues and problems for another? I have talked to other teachers in the area and I know that things aren't like this in all schools, but I'm looking for a backup plan should no school jobs come up.