I'm feeling burnt out for sure, but I've been feeling a bit uncertain about teaching since Dec/Jan. I said to myself I'll give it a few years because my dept. and myself have worked so hard towards the KS3/4/5 curriculum and I don't want to see all of these be given to a new HoD if I were to leave. I just don't feel that inspired anymore, I honestly don't. I just sighed at the thought of going back in September. To tell the God's honest truth - I just want to leave. I thought about going back to just being a classroom teacher but I know it won't make a difference. Rather than sitting at a screen analysing stupid data, I'll have my face deep in books, marking, marking, more marking. I just don't want to do it anymore. I do miss teach so badly, but the workload is putting so much pressure on my home life I feel like I am being forced to choose. I've always been good at handling work and home life and keeping it separate, but since January, I felt like it's just not working anymore. I thought the fact that English KS4 doesn't have CA and my school doesn't do AS exams (they've now changed that), this year would be tough, but not this tough. But I was wrong. My school have no made marking way more important and we are marking every year 7 every 12 lessons, year 8 and 9 every 13 and KS4 every 14 lessons. All this per fortnight. Yes, I don't have all classes, but the amount of monitoring I have do is just ridiculous. Plus my own classes. And the stupid meetings. I have 5-8 meetings on a weekly basis. I never thought my post would be this long. But I just don't know what to do. My work has been pushing a wedge between me and my fiance - we've been engaged for 4 years and still not married because of my work. I feel like it's having an effect on my kids too. I just don't like that. I've been alright with it before, but I'm starting to feel guilty by it. My mother put work over me and my sister and ever seen teenagehood, we've had an estranged relationship between our mother. My eldest son is now 14 soon to be 15 and I just don't want the same thing to happen. I also feel like his dad (my ex husband) is bonding with him more and I feel like I'm just not there him and my other two kids. It's one of the worst feelings a parent can have for their children. It really is. I feel as though I want to tell my head that I will resign at Christmas this week because I don't want to have the pressure of "staying for the year" next year. I want to tell him I mean business, not as a threat or anything - just to say Im 100% serious, I am no longer happy in the teaching profession and I just want to be honest. He's a great boss and I love my school and my colleagues. But I just can't do it anymore. Any advice? (Again sorry for the long post).