I am just starting the fourth year of my career and I have a point for looking after KS4. I teach in an 11 - 16 and it's a very nice school. My problem is however, the HOD and second will be there for some time to come so there is no way for me to move up. I have had a couple of interviews recently for posts as a normal teacher but at 11 - 18 schools (so i can teach a level) but I haven't liked the schools or the pay they have offered me has been less. The feedback I have been getting is that my lessons are fine, knowledge of maths is fine (i've had a maths test almost every interview) and my interviews are strong. The past 3 heads have 'advised' me that a sideways move is not for me and that i should look for a job with responsibility. What is a good plan of action to take? I have been told that I could jump to a HOD or obviously go down the 2nd in dept route then progress. Any good advice? I feel as if I'm lagging behind and need to move.