I am starting to think about retiring and looking around for resources. A colleague of mine went on a retirement planning seminar run by Teachers Pensions in partnership with the Prudential, which he said was actually quite good. Apparently, they run the seminars on inset training days at your school so there are no supply cover costs or disruption to teaching schedules, and they're run as a free service backed by DfE for all schools so long as there is a minimum of 20 teachers attending (schools can also invite teachers from other schools to make up the numbers). I have seen other on-site seminars being offered by private companies but they seem quite expensive and not approved by TP, DfE or my teaching union so I am dubious about the type of advice they might provide. I have asked my headteacher if she can invite TP / Prudential in next time as I have several colleagues who are a similar age to me and interested in learning more about how the scheme works and what it provides along with different retirement options. For anyone interested the number is 0203 755852 or email Teachers.Seminars@Prudential.co.uk to arrange. I would also be interested in hearing back from anyone who has attended one of these.