Having decided to retire next summer I am seriously considering going next Easter at my 59th birthday instead. ARB is quite small with one year before NRA. Finding the job (primary Head) increasingly stressful and there are other things I want to do! I know there are issues with the end date (as per Burgundy Book you are paid until 30th April but the summer term for us begins 23rd April - technically would have to go back for that last week after the Easter hols?). Anyone else retire/leave at Easter?