Hi all I'm in my 5th year of teaching and I've come to an impasse. My lesson observations are good to outstanding, my results are good (KS3 and KS4) and my classroom management is held as exemplory. I have a challenging form that (apparently) I do a good job with. Two years ago I moved schools to take up a post which promised AST status once I had gained the relevant evidence, however the AST funding has been withdrawn and this is no longer an option. My dept (core) have an excellent Head, two fabulous KS co-ordinators and no intention of appointing a 2nd. There is no movement for promotion within the departement at all at the moment. Pastoral responsibilities are fully allocated and no projects are offered out to "ordinary" teachers. My PM targets are aimed at P standards and these are progressing nicely, but I am stuck and I am heartily fed up. I have no responsibilities outside those of a classroom teacher and I want to progress. What would you do? There are no promotional moves available either here or anywhere else that I can drive to and I feel as if I am just marking time and becoming more expensive by the term. Anyone have any constructive suggestions for me?