Term has ended and, as 2014 slowly draws to a close, it gives us a chance to look back on the year that was.
As seems to be the norm these days, 2014 was a year of tumultuous change that left teachers and their schools facing a fresh set of obstacles and challenges.
So, as teachers across the country put their feet up for a well-deserved break, here is the past 12 months in numbers, starting with perhaps the most important group of digits of them all...
1,525: the number of days Michael Gove served as education secretary before being replaced on July 15
6.6: percentage point drop in the number of GCSE students achieving 5 A* to C grades
363: open and approved free schools as of November 2014
4,344: open academies as of December 2014
17: percentage fall in new teachers entering the profession since 2009-10
57,800,000: the number of children not receiving a primary education around the world
0: the amount of marking that should be done over Christmas