Long story short like many others out there I've had a bad a term. Lack of support, extremely heavy workload, unsupportive support plan, stressed and feel bullied. Apologies if this doesn't make sense but I'm writing this in a frazzled rush and after a night of no sleep. I started my first teaching post in September which is only fixed term until December 31st. Before half term I was given a support plan after a bad observation. A few weeks into this support plan I felt that I still wasn't receiving the necessary support for an NQT and after a really tough 3 months of crying every night and all day Sunday I went to the Doctors and they signed me off with stress. My sick note would take me to the end of the term (also the end of my contract). Since then the HT and my NQT mentor have been in contact with me to tell me that as there was a support plan in place and due to my absence I have not been able to show improvement that in my end of term report I will be put as not meeting the required standards. Obviously then this would go on to my prospective employment as I have not yet secured a job for January. They said that my other option would be to get early release from my contract and that way they will not have to write the NQT report and therefore giving me a clean slate to start over in another job (if I can ever face teaching again). Obviously the term is coming to an end next week so I need to make my decision fast. My biggest concern is will it look bad/ suspicious to future employers that I have been released, just over a week before the end of term? I am hoping to do supply in January to get more experience and to hopefully build my confidence back up in my ability to teach. So my other question is will I have any trouble getting supply work? Thank you for reading this and I look forward to your comments.