Such a strange time to retire! Normally at this time of the year there is a well-populated thread (that gets added to regularly) where all of us on the brink of our retirement count down and share thoughts. SO if you are one of this group how are you feeling? I have my pension statement through so now it seems as real as anything does these days. As a school leader not had much time to think deeply about how I feel as so many different challenges have come our way since mid March. Definitely know that I am very glad I won’t be there in September or at the point that a fuller reopening happens and the ridiculous pronouncements/demands from the DfE and Ofsted start rolling in! Because they will I am sure! Will I miss having a big send off? I’d be lying if I didn’t say a tiny bit but in the greater scheme of things I can live with it!