After 12 years I have left the school I have taught at and moving onto a new position in a different school next week which is an academy. I decided to move on from my last school as I need to see how teaching is in a different school as I have experienced some negative experiences within my last school over the last 3 years, mainly down to being part time and the expectations expected of me from management due to a new head teacher, lack of support, resources etc. I left the school I was at on UPS2 and I accepted a new job which will be paid on MS6. I had a discussion with my new Head that I would agree to be on MS6 hopefully to see teaching in a different and positive way as I still enjoy teaching. Since the holidays have begun I have had more time to think and wondering now what the implications of this will be, I am wondering how easy it would be to be back on UPS2 in the current climate and whether I should get prove that this was the pay scale I was on, for the future and what I would need to do to get to UPS1. In another light I am trying to think positive as my new job is part time mornings only which will be a positive for my family, enabling me more time with my own children, I will be teaching a much smaller number of children so less marking and when I have visited my new school I have had positive vibes and everyone seems friendly. On another side I will still have the planning and all the classroom jobs to do but being paid less for it. I am not sure I have done the right thing and it is now too late as I have agreed to this. I would appreciate any advice/words that anyone could give me about my situation. I have been unhappy in my last school for a long time, finding a new part time position has been difficult due to the lack of part time jobs advertised where I live and most are paid on MS. I knew I would have to compromise on something but now not sure this is the right compromise now.