Sue Greening, 46, a class teacher at Dean Gibson RC primary school in Kendal, Cumbria, has been a teacher since she was 21 and planned to retire at 50 because she wanted to spend more time with her father in Spain.
"The announcement will make no difference to me, as I'm going to leave in three years. I'm determined to go. The idea of just working on until I'm 60 is beyond belief. I would be completely exhausted and would not have a very long retirement. There is just so much pressure now. I work every evening and weekends, as well as during the holidays."