my NQT year was disasastrous for me following a car accident, but also because i was expected to teach 3 subjects that I'd not a scooby about! I quit to recover and recoup my self-esteem - but i miss it so much. But I LOVED teaching and now there are no jobs in my specialism in my area and I can't move. I do wonder if I couldn't have kept going. I have the utmost respect for teachers that manage to do a good job despite all the difficulties thrown at them by students, parents/carers, employers, inspectors and government. If you can, keep going, Our young people need good teachers and too many are leaving the profession.