Hi everyone I am just feeling massively stressed and confused at the moment. I have been teaching for 2 years at the same school on temporary contracts and I have made the decision that I definitely do not want to return there in September. I've had a tough time, for reasons I won't go into here, and I am actively looking for other jobs. I've recently applied for 3 jobs in the local area and 1 abroad ... but I feel completely sick about if it came to actually accepting one. I'm terrified of choosing a school and having the same experience that I've had this time around. The school I'm in at the moment has an excellent reputation, but is actually a pretty horrific place to work. So what I'm really asking is whether there is any way of knowing what you're getting yourself into before you commit. Or do you just have to find out? I know I could request a visit to the school for a tour, but I guess there's no way to find out about the nitty gritty, day to day side of things. Just feeling massively anxious, as I obviously definitely need to have a job come September too.