Can someone post some links, past or present, to jobs advertised at £65k for a bog standard teacher with no management responsibilities? The truth is, and the reason why tens of thousands of teachers are leaving at an ever-faster pace each year, is that the job is now a killer. You face 12 hour days 7 days a week, with no social or family life possible or time for hobbies because you are so exhausted and irritable all the time. You will be constantly scrutinised and endlessly criticised. You will spend many hours of each day collecting meaningless data that is then 'analysed' to produced data you are expected to use, even though the data reflects nothing about your students. You will be drawing up action plans for hours for any student with a pupil premium or gifted or SEN and then keeping records about every one of them. You will have just a few hours each week to plan lessons, mark work, give feedback. You'll be attending endless meetings that don't directly help you but invariably pile more work onto you. The students' behaviour will wear you down in nearly all your classes and you will spend many hours trying to follow vague and unhelpful procedures that few understand and support will be minimal from your SLT. Your mental health will suffer. You may end up drinking too much, suffering constantly from stress, and developing physical complaints as a result. You will be constantly set impossible targets, which you can never meet and will therefore rarely get a pay rise. You will have to cope with run down schools, horrible money-saving classrooms and work in an environment where many teachers are at the end of their tether, burnt out and looking to chang career after just a couple of years of teaching. It's a toxic, horrible, stressful, dangerous, poorly paid, non-professional job now, in which you will never be trusted.