Today i resigned... My union negotiated a clean standard reference and a month in leue of notice plus holiday pay. My line manager's face went ashen white when I told him "I'm leaving now and won't be back..." My 2nd years pretty shocked, could hardly believe it, were completely upset some of them angry wanting to do something - I talked them through it - they'll be fine they're a talented bunch, 8 or 9 have uni places already. - I'm sure there will be some staff skipping around the office with glee but many who I bade farewell were genuinely sweet in their goodbyes. I feel elated to think I no longer have to go through it all anymore and I might get my evenings and weekends back. How or if I come back to education might take some reflection. Thanks for your help and support you guys on TES.