Hi, I'll try to keep this brief. I'm on a one year contract in a primary school and really don't like it for the following reasons. There is a child in class who has been diagnosed with a condition that means he operates at a much younger age than he is. I've been told that eventually he will need a statement but that the school won't go for one until he has had several months of IEPs.- I get no support with him. (he only got diagnosed after I pushed his mum to get one. The school said there was nothing wrong). I teach Year 1 and I am supposed to get 2 days TA support each week but this keeps getting pulled for various reasons such as cover in the school. I've asked several times to go on courses to develop myself to which I have been told that I have my whole career to develop myself. the only courses I can attend are ones that happen after school. My manager told me last week when I complained about using plans from 2004 that 'it was only a job'. The staff all call each other which causes me stress and I never quite know what people are saying about me. I've got loads of enthusiasm and excitement and yet as it is double form entry I have been told to follow what the other teacher does which means that the experience I am offering the children is not what I want it to be. The other class has a job share and they have meetings about what they are going to teach. My TA time gets taken to cover the class next door for these meetings and even though I am part of the team I can't go to the meeting as I have no cover for my class. The thought of going back tomorrow makes me feel ill. I have no support at home and have been told by my partner to get on with it and grow up. I know I only have 18 weeks left of teaching there but I really feel that I can't face it. I've seen a job that starts in May and lasts until March 2012. It is further away and is a more challenging school. My other half said I am stupid for thinking about applying for it. Would somebody please offer me some advice to be able to put my situation into perspective? Thanks.