Ideally I'd like to leave teaching but will find that difficult when I have to pay rent for a one bed flat in the South East and it seems that in order to do anything else, even it's a more minor role in education, I'd have to take a big pay cut. After getting to UPS3 and being a sole earner, I'm trapped. Can anyone recommend any other options which they know have worked for other people who've left the profession? I know that there are more workshop style companies that have popped up across the UK - ones that boost the progress of underachievers, where the tutors are posted in hotels etc. Apparently you don't have to be a teacher. But then I don't think that they can guarantee full time work. Can anyone help? I teach English which seems to be quite a practical one.