I am 55 in September and have been a teacher for 30 years. Unfortunately I don't have a full pension history though! I worked as a Headteacher with a good salary for over a decade however so my '3 in 10' looks good at the moment. I was planning to phase retire at 55, but now I am wondering if I should just get out completely. I could then escape the stresses of teaching and find a part-time job doing something else. Anyone else had this kind of experience? I currently work as a class teacher, having left my SLT days we'll behind me!!