Hello, I have just completed my NQT year however I had a really tough year and haven't really enjoyed myself or the people I work with. I almost resigned on May 31st so I did not have to return in September as the thought literally fills me with dread and I don't want to get ill. Anyway I didn't resign as I didn't have a job set up and being an adult I thought it silly to not have anything lined up before I resign. Anyway over the summer I have found myself a job overseas taking a break from teaching for a year. The job is a January start as I know I have to work a terms notice. WHEN WOULD YOU TELL SCHOOL ABOUT YOUR NEW JOB? should I tell them straight away to give them plenty of notice or wait till closer the 31st October deadline to avoid being treated differently? any advice on how to resign? - I'm literally terrified of telling them! Any help and advice will be hugely appreciated!