About five years ago I left teaching for good. I'd had a terrible year. An NQT on my first job - bullied by SLT, given a class of severely behaviourally challenged pupils in a rough area, my TA taken away from me, no support, a NQT tutor who never saw me and a school that didn't support me. By the end of it I was on the verge of a breakdown. It totally put me off teaching. In the mean time I have spent five years working as a one to one with autistic pupils and now I find that although I love my job I am bored. At the time I doubted myself and felt that everything was my fault. Now I look back and see that I was failed. I am tempted to get back in to teaching just to see if I could give it another chance. MY question is has anyone here had a similar experience? Should I give it another go? Do I need to do a refresher course?