I am an NQT and began my post in September. Unfortunately I have decided to hand in my notice as I am finding teaching extremely difficult and feel I can no longer cope. I was wanting some advice about my situation at the moment. I am on a temporary maternity leave contract and it states in my contract that I must give 4 weeks notice. I have been finding it very difficult to go into work and teach as I have been suffering from anxiety. However I was told by the headteacher when I handed in my notice that if I was signed off by the doctor with stress I would not be entitled to sick pay and also they would have to tell any future employers my reason for leaving was 'stress'. I am just wondering if this is the case? And if I was unable to go into work, where would I stand?I know that in my contract it states that I should get 25 days paid sick leave. I am very upset about the situation as I feel I haven't been given the right support at my school and now that I am leaving I have been told that I have to serve 4 weeks notice despite not feeling in a fit state to do so. I would appreciate any advice you can give me.