Hi all After Christmas this year I decided to leave my post as NQT. The school I was in was fantastic and the support was great during my time in the school, however there were a few reasons why I left. The first reason was not really feeling like I was teaching as I felt more like an administrator with a few hours of 'Training' (Teaching). I used the word training as that's how clinical it felt when delivering my lessons. The second reason I left was due to not being able to do anything other than work. my work-life balance was not happening at all. It was not due to capability as I was graded good-outstanding and received many positive comments from colleagues, governors and SMT. I have recently been employed as part of an audit team for an adult training company. The job is ok, but it is not as exciting as teaching used to be. I feel I would love to either get back into teaching, whether it is going abroad or is there any other way I can teach in England without having to suck eggs and do a PGCE. I graduated on a BA (hons) Primary Education (QTS) in 2011. I have heard that If you do not complete or fail the NQT you can teach in free schools, academies and FE, however the chances are slim to being employed as you can be considered a huge risk. Please be honest and if you have any knowledge of working abroad or how to get back into teaching in the UK that would be greatly appreciated.