So here's the thing, as I've saidin another thread I've been using supply teaching to recover from a year of being in a school where my face doesn't fit and the delights of work based stress that induced. So I'm now at the point where I'm passed that, I'm feeling happy and confident with my teaching and I know I can do a good job of things, so once more I was ready to take the plunge into permanent teaching. Then I got to reading up on Gove and the head of Ofsteds new ideas for making us workshy teachers up our game. And I've just got to ask myself if I really want to let myself in for that sort of thing again? I know there are lots of good heads (infact the place I've got an application in is a good school) and that there are plenty of good schools out there too. But they've effectively raised the bar on us for minimum standards and once we do find ourselves struggling to meet those made it easier to push us out. Am I the only one put off by this? I'm currently re-thinking the whole perm teacher thing, I know that the situation with supply teaching isn't going to be a good one for longer but I'm fortunate enough at the moment to live in an area that still has a decent amount of supply work available. I'm thinking of combining supply teaching with private tutoring and an option to do some self employed work (unrelated to teaching) as I work on finishing a subject related masters degree and then reviewing my options.