Hi, I would like people's advice about whether there is life after teaching, or not! I've currently been teaching for a few years and am seriously considering leaving the profession to do something else, but am worried that there are not many job prospects for ex-teachers? I have also recently been ill and am sure that it has been brought on by endless stress and pressure in the teaching profession. Don't get me wrong, there are times I really enjoy teaching but there are many more when I don't. I'm worried that I will be seriously 'frowned-upon' for leaving the profession, but I've come more to realise that it is affecting my health to quite some extent. Is it possible to even take a break from teaching and return in a few years if I decide I want to? I'm not sure how long the PGCE qualification lasts if you're not teaching - does anyone know? Any advice really would be great - especially from people who are feeling the same or have already made the move! Thanks!