Currently have lovely job. I work 4 full days a week. Students great. Colleagues fab. I'm well respected. Everything great. Except management a bit pants. Currently want to change our hols considerably. Would mean 6 weeks over the year different to my kids. I know other people have to do it, but for me it's one of the job being off with my kids during the holidays, especially as we have nobody else to have them.
I've started looking elsewhere. It means teaching a slightly different age group to what I currently teach with everything that means - having to keep on top of discipline, planning more lessons per week (but easier content) and being full time. Eek! Part of me feels like I'm mad for thinking of moving. I am presently in my dream job, but the pressures of too big a curriculum and not enough time and slightly rubbish management making daft decisions is getting me down. I also think if I don't move soon, then I won't be able to move. Can I work for another 20 odd years in the same place?
Has anyone got any thoughts? I just don't know what to do. Life is pretty easy at the moment and I'm scared of wrecking it.
I would keep your eyes open in case something great comes up but... I wouldn't jump ship just yet. See how these planned changes pan out. With all that is happening with the academies (and many primary schools are now feeling the pressure to go down that route) you could move jobs and then soon find yourself in another tricky position. Good luck.
The changes they are proposing would start Sept 2014. So I have plenty of time to hope the right job comes up. Are there any teachers here who have worked for a loooong time in the same place? Any regrets?