I am wanting to leave my current school at the end of the academic year. I am so unhappy and have been for a while. I have never had to resign from a job before as I've always been on fixed term contracts, so I haven't had to deal with this before. I have been at the present school for the duration of my career so far (from NQT to 7th yr of teaching). I feel I need to get wider experiences and also take a break from teaching, although I worry that leaving teaching for a while might hinder my job prospects and career as I have managed to move up to a managerial role and I doubt I would get this role again were I to leave and take a year out. I know that as part of leaving and in conjunction with looking for a new job, I need to also inform the head teacher of my intentions (its the 'done' thing in my school), but i'm very worried about what to say. I don't want to say that I'm unhappy, etc, but I know I will be asked why and I need to ensure I have a 'valid reason'. I feel like I would be letting down people, in particular my line manager but I feel I cannot continue in my current school. How do I go about leaving my current school? What would you advice to say to the head teacher to ensure I leave without drama?