Today, I woke up for the first time in eight years as a former teacher.

My notice period officially ended on 31 August so technically now I’m a free agent.

Still, the usual leaving time is within the first five years so at least I’m above average.

In the first of a short series, I wanted to unpick the reasons why I left, partly as closure for me but also to see if anybody else could relate to my experiences.

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