Hello and thanks for reading. I'm afraid I am another teacher thinking of joining the ranks of those leaving the profession. After only six years as a primary teacher, I am finding myself disillusioned and actually a little bit worried about the direction the job seems to heading in. I'm not ready to throw the towel in completely yet. I think what I need is a break from the classroom to try something different for a little while, maybe supply or even something unrelated to teaching. I recently bought a house so have a mortgage to pay, and my wife would like children soon. This is where my dilemma is: I'm afraid to hand in my notice without a new job to go to, but aware that this could be my last chance to try something different before we have 'mouths to feed'. Am I crazy to consider handing in my notice?