Hello everyone, Having worked as a teacher for over 20 years, I am now tired of being made to feel inadequate, bullied and forced out of the system due to me being UPS3 (which I have no doubt in my mind is the reason why I have been made to feel this way for the last few years). I have been signed off with anxiety and depression for the first time in my career and have decided to leave full time teaching for good a.s.a.p. I was wondering if it is acceptable to look into registering with an agency (or more than one) whilst signed off? As the main breadwinner of the family, I cannot afford not to work so must think about preparing for my future role in education. I love teaching, but the ridiculous pressure and workload teachers have to put up with has resulted in my decision to look at supply teaching instead. Luckily I can afford to get by on just a few days a month if necessary, anything else would be a bonus. I am just a bit worried that during my absence, despite handing in my notice to leave my current place of work later this year, I am not allowed to look into registering with an agency. If anyone has any advice regarding this - or anything to do with supply teaching - I would really appreciate it. It is a very sad state of affairs to have devoted my working life to this profession, only to be told I'm basically too expensive and past it to employ, but no job is worth one's health and happiness. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer. Best wishes to you all.