Hi, I am a class based deputy head and have been nearing the end of my tether for quite a while now. I am completely worn out and the thought of being in this situation and feeling like this for the next 20 years is unimaginable. The workload is immense and is having a damaging effect on my family life and relationships. In short, I don't know which way to turn. So.... I've spent some of this week reviewing my options and exploring the possibility of supply. Due to a change in my circumstances in a few months time, I won't have to earn as much as I do now and can afford to take a substantial pay cut because I am fully aware that the availability of supply is not what it used to be. However, I rang a very large and reputable local agency yesterday who provide supply to Catholic schools in the Midlands and surrounding areas and was told that there is no shortage of supply in this area and I could have as much work as I wanted. So I felt reassured by this. Am I mad to be even considering this? I realise it's career suicide but I don't want to be a Headteacher. I know this for sure. I just want my life back . Any advice would be very welcome. Thank you in advance.