John Laing's teaching career spanned almost 40 years, a lot of that spent as a rural primary teaching principal. Last year, after weathering so many changes in the education landscape, he decided he couldn't see a way to stay in the profession until retirement and maintain what work/life balance he'd managed to hold onto. In this article John reflects on some of the reasons that stacked up behind his decision to leave education.
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