Bit of background. I'm in my second year of teaching. I teach at a small primary (single-form entry) and my kids span a real range of abilities (some working at reception level) and have so many needs. I suffer with anxiety and depression (take medication and usually manage it pretty well). After a bit of a breakdown last year, I ended up really improving and having a very successful year. Although I don't always feel it, I know I am a good teacher for this stage in my career but currently the workload is insane again. There's a lot of scrutiny. Planning scrutinies. Book looks. The marking policy remains insane. New initiatives and additional demands on time constantly. After spouting lots about "improving staff wellbeing" last year, it doesn't actually feel like our workload is improving. My TAs (jobs are) are underskilled and lack initiative. I can start to feel myself relapsing again and I'm worried about it. I spoke to my line manager and I'm going to go back to the doctor because I do not want to go back to spending evenings crying. I've been considering my options and just want some advice/opinions really. I don't want to jump out of the frying pan into the fire. I think it's obvious that I need to seek a change and reduce my working hours. I love my school and it's very friendly but I'm just not prepared to work 7 days a week to get my job done and nor should I have to. So.. My options. Option 1) Seek a move to a 2-form entry (or more) school. For those of you who've made this move, how do you find the workload compares? I could probably handle a lot of the extra bull if I didn't have to meticulously plan 25 hours worth of lessons to be scrutinised. What are the upsides and downsides? Option 2) Leave teaching entirely. I don't know if this is what I want to do because I love the teaching side of everything. However, at my current school, the rewards are not outweighing the costs to my mental health so I feel this has to be an option on the table. There has to be a point where, if I can't improve my situation in teaching, I leave it behind. The only other thing I have experience in is retail and I hated that. I'm prepared to lose a few grand in salary for the sake of my sanity. I think I'd like something admin based (ironically!) but it's just how to apply for other things with a) very restrictive notice periods in teaching and b) the fact I feel unqualified to do anything else! What have others done? What are my options? Sorry for rambling - I just have a lot of thoughts going round in my head. I know the grass isn't always greener so I'd be very grateful for advice. Thank you in advance.