Hello I've been teaching for 20 years across the primary age range and in the same (very small) school for 10. Our Literacy leader left unexpectedly and a colleague stepped in, although she is soon to go on maternity leave. I said to the head that I would have liked to have taken on this role, as it is my subject specialism etc. It would make sense for me to pass Science on to another teacher, who recently taught secondary Science. However, today I discovered that one of our new teachers, an NQT last year, wants to 'shadow' the Literacy leader, with a view to taking on Literacy when she is on maternity leave. Being Literacy leader is a big role. It doesn't seem fair that a new and inexperienced teacher should have that responsibility handed to them on a plate. It is a huge career boost. She has no EYFS or KS1 experience, no Phonics training etc. She has only just begun to lead DT. Our Maths lead has only been teaching for 4 years, but she is great. Am i just feeling old and jealous? My husband asks why I would want the extra work. I suppose it is a status thing ( and I have a passion for language and literacy.) It will be hard having these newbies observing me for Maths and Literacy, when they have no idea what to look for in Reception. I have been graded outstanding by my head and Ofsted, but I'm feeling a bit shunted out. I feel that they will now be the SLT. I'm only 43 and not ready to retire yet, but as an expensive teacher, it will be hard to move on. Shall I say something tomorrow, or let it go?