Hello, I have just entered my 3rd year teaching at a new school and whilst I thought this would be a new start I have come to realise that my heart's not in the profession anymore. I think I imagined trying a new school (which is great, fab staff etc) would be one last chance at giving teaching a go but 6 weeks in I'm filled with dread at the thought of having to stick it out until July. With the October resignation deadline coming up I am feeling some pressure to decide if this is for me. If I do decide to leave I feel guilty about leaving staff in the lurch and GCSE students with a change in teacher mid-year. However, I feel like my mental well-being is seriously suffering. I've burst into tears several times over the past couple of weeks as soon as I get home. The job is definitely affecting my health and I currently feel very overwhelmed. Whenever I'm not working I'm always thinking of school. I've come to realise that I don't want a job that impinges on my home life. I currently have no mortgage or children, so am in a good position to consider another career. I wouldn't be taking a wildly excessive pay cut as I haven't been teaching long. A colleague of mine says that if you don't enjoy teaching you need to get out, but I'm not sure how HoD etc will react. Should I stick it out longer? Any thoughts would be helpful!