Are you at a crossroads in your career and thinking of leaving teaching? Are you exhausted or stressed and wondering what else you can do instead? Read on. This is the logo for Thinking of Leaving Teaching.

Thinking of Leaving Teaching?

This site is for teachers who are at a crossroads in their career, maybe thinking of leaving teaching and asking, “What can I do instead?”

My Story

My Issues With Teaching

What Else Can You Do?

Job Search

People Who Can Help You

Going Self-Employed

When I started to think I wouldn’t be able to continue teaching, I had no idea what else I could do as a job. I left teaching at Christmas 2013 and have done several jobs since then. The list of contents on this page includes links to useful resources including my own shared experiences of leaving teaching, and those of others, to help unhappy teachers start to think about what else they could do, and also provides information about jobs for ex-teachers and how to go about applying for them.

This was a comment that someone wrote on my Thinking of Leaving Teaching Facebook page: "This is the most encouraging site that there's life after teaching that I've come across."
This comment was posted on my Facebook page, Thinking of Leaving Teaching?

I set up the Facebook page, Thinking of Leaving Teaching?, in 2017 to help people who were thinking of leaving teaching but had no idea what to do next. Reasons given for leaving include workload, stress and related health problems, and even bullying from senior management. Now, though, they describe feeling a lot happier, less stressed and healthier. They also report having more time for their own families.

Video from the Facebook page, Thinking of Leaving Teaching?