Stopped working in Scottish Education in summer 2018. Stopped aged 56, had originally intended going through to age 58. Anyway, I have to say I have not missed it one bit, and the further I get from the real stress of the classroom and the rotten system the happier I seem to get. Is it any better than when I packed it in? Has the initiative on workload sorted things out. I honestly didn't know how good life could be! Just shows how far I had sunk after 34 years at the chalkface.