Hello I am giving serious consideration to leaving the teaching profession for various reasons, reasons shared by many of you. I've also just been reading some of the advice already posted and the information links available - great advice. However, I'm concerned about applying for other jobs out of the teaching profession as I am now not in a position to leave until end of April, (having missed the deadline for Christmas, the next one being February to leave 30 April). I'm worried employers wouldn't want to appoint someone who can't start work for them for another 5+ months. I'm not in a position to quit the profession and then start to apply for other jobs as it's not guaranteed I will be offered a position and I don't really fancy supply work. Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.