To all those on the forum and everyone involved in Teaching, I hope you all have a great break, even if it is a bit shorter this year. I don't know if our politicians (who get longer holidays than we do, and when they mess up they never seem to step down) ever read TES, but I do hope if they do they will realise that the profession is on its knees. Morale is rock bottom and they really, really should listen to us. We are not whingers, or troublemakers as the media often portray us as. Nor are we skivers or lazy. Most teachers give their best for pupils, but the feeling of burnout is tangible. I'd quit the profession in a heartbeat if I could, but like many I am trapped to a certain degree. And I am sad at saying that, as just a few years ago I was very happy and content being a teacher. It was the best job in the world. But, like many, I am scunnered. On that happy note, I hope you have a great 2016. And maybe some lucky teachers will win the Euromillions and get to leave early.