Hi, I don't want to go into a lot of detail, but I've been in my job since September 2010 as an NQT and now as a normal teacher. I've never been happy there. It's an extraordinary school but that also means that I'm being held to standards that are about six feet above my head. The management style of my HOD and line manager don't suit me at all and I feel low all the time - right now I feel sick and terrified at the thought of going to school tomorrow and I'll sit in the car outside, trying to convince myself to go in. I had hoped that it would get better this year after I passed but it hasn't. Now my dilemna is when to quit. I know I need to quit by Feb 10th to leave at Easter. I don't feel like I'm capable of working until August but I only have five weeks to get another job. I'm thinking of going for temporary LSA/TA jobs until I can get something back in teaching. How do I approach this with my team, especially when I explain that I'm leaving to get out of there and not to go somewhere else? They're going to find it odd that I'm applying for "lesser" jobs like TA/LSA when I'm qualified. Also, I'm technically surplus to the department. They hired a teacher to replacement last year (long story) but as I didn't go there's always someone free. Is it possible that they might do away with the normal resignation deadlines for me and allow me to resign whenever I find an appropriate job? Or is that never done?