Hi, Just after peoples thoughts to be honest . . . I'm a male teacher, qualified in 2010 with a 1st class honours only to discover that teaching is not for me. I've now worked in two schools (first one I hated, present school is great). Every day is groundhog day for in terms of feelings of going to work. I still want to work with children and in an educational setting, however I am becoming increasingly unhappy with the everyday pressures of being a teacher. After lots of thought and discussion with my partner I am considering applying for a HLTA or TA3/4 position. What I'm after is people experiences, views, thoughts and advice. Are schools likely to take a qualified teacher? Has anyone been or in the same position? Any comments from HT or SLT members would also prove beneficial to me. Thanks.