Hi all, I'm not one to post on here much but just wanted some advice about stepping down from a Head of English role back into a non-TLR teaching role. I have been HoD for a number of years now and loved it at first. But over the last few years I have become disillusioned with being blamed for whole school results, being held to account every week for the progress, or lack of, being made by every single student and being asked to reinvent the wheel every year despite having an outstanding and supportive department who don't get the results they deserve due to whole school issues. I love teaching and actually my happiest days are when I have full day and can ignore the constant stream of emails, data requests and student updates. Whilst it may sound like my mind is made up there is obviously the issue of money and losing £12500 a year with a young family to support. I just wondered if anyone else has had a similar experience and how they dealt with it. I also wonder how much can realistically be made by doing lunch time duties and exam marking (I am well aware that I won't make back anywhere near my TLR amount this way!). Any advice or experiences that people could share would be greatly appreciated.