Hello, I've been a teacher for 18 years but I don't want to do it any more and have decided it's time to leave the profession. It's not because I can't teach, it's because it's wearing me out. I feel sad and angry that I've reached this decision because, as arrogant as it sounds, I am a really good teacher! I have consistently been judged as 'outstanding' by inspectors, managers, colleagues; my students like me, they enjoy my lessons and their results are amazing. I get on really well with all my colleagues and my managers BUT suddenly I am tired of it all and have had enough. The recent changes to GCSE and A level along with all the new Ofsted requirements have been the final straw. At this stage in my career I feel I should be able to reap some benefit from all the skills I've acquired and the relationships I've built up, but instead I have to spend hours and hours reinventing the wheel, sitting for hours and hours in front of a computer planning lessons and making new resources. I've been through too many changes too many times already and I now no longer have the motivation (or the energy) to do it all again. I am a long way from retirement so what shall I do with the rest of my working life? Has anyone any advice about how and where I should start, please? Thanking you in hopefulness.