I have been appointed as HoD this year. This is a position I desperately craved as I wanted to get to this position before I focused on my personal life. I am very quickly realising, however, that I am incredibly unhappy in my new role. I fear 'too much, too soon'. I am also newly married this year, but am finding the strain of the new job too much. I wish to look for a standard teaching post for next September and step down from the responsibility and reclaim my work-life balance, but am terrified that wanting to step down so soon is going to go against me. Also, I am on the upper pay scale so fear potential schools will now view me as too expensive. Please could I have some advice on what my best course of action is? Thank you.