Hi, I'm a Science NQT. I started in January, and passed my first term. I have found my first term challenging to say the least. I have struggled with the workload and in the week I have no free time from marking and planning. On the weekends I sometimes manage to have a day off. Behavior management has also been difficult for me, with the bottom sets that I teach. I don't have a tutor group and am on the standard 90% NQT timetable. The school I teach in at the moment is rated as outstanding, with behavior rated as excellent. The other teachers and the H of D are supportive. I've tried a lot of the behavior management techniques but I just don't think I'm cut out for it. It's a maternity cover post and I leave in the summer. I am finding it really tough at the moment, and as schools go, I don't think I'll find a nicer one to work in. That with the additional workload next year and likely tutor responsibilities, I'm not sure whether to stay in teaching or if a career change is the best option. Any opinions/advice would be welcome! Thanks.