I am a physics&maths teacher and, like the poster of that wonderful story referred to in the OP, have the freedom to leave an 'abusive' post (because abusive is what it amounts to) and waltz into another in a short amount of time. But that's not what I want as a teacher. I want to work in a school where the children genuinely come first, not the educational gimmicks, the slavish adherence to data and the pressure from management who care more for their own egos/prestige/careers/salaries than they do for the wellbeing of students and staff. I want to work somewhere where my efforts are appreciated. And I want to stay there. I want to stay there to get to know as many of the children as possible, to see them progress from Y7 to Y13. I want them to get to know me, to know that my classes are fun, that they will enjoy learning physics with me, that I will do everything I can to support them. Sadly, in an increasing number of schools, none of that is possible. My time and energy is drained with meaningless nonsense and I have too little left to give in the classroom. I left what I think will be my last UK teaching job in December and in August will start my first international post. I leave with some sadness and concern for the future of education in the UK, but knowing that I've done my best and can done no more. And I leave with the hope that some of those things I want from a job will be possible in my new school.