When I turned 50, after 25 years of teaching and record of excellent pastoral care of pupils and ' good to outstanding' lesson observations, I was made redundant. I am now an on-line teacher, supporting students in China. The children are keen, polite and engaged. Why would any one want to commit to a grim working environment, constant unrealistic expectations and high levels of stress in the state sector British system? I do invite other teachers to join the on-line revolution.