The past few months I have been thinking about how much good will teachers seem to give and don’t really get back from leadership. In my younger days, as a fresh faced NQT who wanted to progress up the ladder, I’d volunteer for things and spend a lot extra time doing things out of the goodness of dare I say it my chilly little heart. But 7 or so years later no promotion to be seen, however being on UPS is nice and it pays the bills I just feel that I can’t be ***** to climb the greasy pole and deal with back stabbers. Once I wanted to be head of department but now I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole for all the hassle and the accountability and the fact you don’t really have any significant control. Then I had a thought how much good will do leadership take for granted. How many extra holiday revision sessions? How many extra exams and mock papers marked for the ever impending Ofsted? How many extra after school revision sessions? Schools run on good will, what would happen if it all disappeared? So this coming term sod it I think I may have a go at having a bit extra me time.