Hello I trained to become a teachers in 2010 and although it's not a career path I would have chosen, I have enjoyed many parts of the roll. After studying psychology, I became interested in child development which led to me taking redundancy and working in primary schools as a support worker. I later took post in a secondary school as a learning mentor and loved helping and supporting young people. However the position evolved and I found myself doing teacher training and have now been working as a teacher for over four years. I don't mind the excessive workload and I think I can honestly say the amount of work I take home is finally starting to reduce to a reasonable level. However, I do feel that I was never cut out to be a teacher and often feel like a square peg in a round hole. I also don't agree with the focus being all about results and league tables and data, and this seems to be the focus of many school environments. I do prefer the pastoral side and the caring / supporting of young people with specialist or emotional needs. I've thought about other career choices, such as working in specialist schools, SENCO or even educational psychologist, but I seem to lack experience or need training in such specialists fields and I'm not in a position to resign from my position and study full time. I just wondered if anyone had any suggestions or advice? Many thanks in advance.