Hi - am feeling a bit desperate here. I have spent 15 out of the last 17 years at my school dedicating myself to pastoral work, to an extent where i forgot to have a family of my own. I have been unable to move schools as pastoral roles are not externally advertised in my area. My head has announced a re-structure and is reducing the number of pastoral staff. What i need to know is... i have paid pension contributions of a higher rate due to my tlr, for 15 years, i am not set to retire for another 17. If i lose my pastoral job it is unlikely i will get another one and i feel i am now too old to start again going down a departmental route. When you lose your job due to a restrucure is that part of your pension 'secure' or do you lose everything? This makes me especially mad as a MOS recently retired after being mainscale for all but her last 3 years, then sudden promotion. Will i lose everythin i have paid for? I am so upset over this as i have stupidly devoted myself to one school form the age of 25, and am now totally 'dead ended'. Any help or advice please???