Seems a logical place to end up having started a thread regarding moving to primary and commenting on another about being 'too expensive' Anyway, after 22 years as a secondary teacher of DT with a PGCE in FE, QTS in secondary education, an MA in Professional Development: action research in Education and 16 years experience as a moderator and examiner I recently left my role as Head of Faculty and I am currently working long term maternity supply standing in for the 2nd in Dept in a state school while I find the 'right' new position. Around 10% of my teaching has been in state education with the rest in private, independent and boarding schools. I have a portfolio of very diverse project work (natural risk taker) combined with examination success (over 90% A-C at GCSE). You may be thinking that the next move should be quite obvious but I am not really sure what my next move is; a choice made more difficult by the lack of opportunities in my area and I really don't want to move at this point. Also, as mentioned in another post, I have been cited as being 'expensive (last role was U3+mgt). I am already finding it difficult not being the one leading project work and schemes of work but in my cover school they are giving me a great deal of freedom to teach as I wish (examination level) knowing my background. its a long shot but anyone in a similar position or able to give a little advice. I don't really have many options to discuss this in person hence bringing it to the forums.