Dear all, I need your help please. I started teaching at a secondary school in Sep 2015. I could not cope with the huge pressure from the school (sorry, don’t want to go more details). I am currently signed off by my GP due to the Stress at Work since last week. I am now stressed of how to finish my stressed work. I (and my GP) don’t think I can manage to work at the moment. I have decided to resign but not hand in the notice yet. According to the contract I should work for the school until April but I am not fit to work during this period at all. I contacted union rep and he simply told me to hand in the notice before 28th Feb. I probably will do some supply teaching or restart teaching at a different school in the future after I completely recovered. Questions: 1. Should I hand in the resignation letter now or wait until late of Feb? 2. Should I put effect data from 4th April 2016 in resignation letter? Do I still get paid after hand in the notice but off sick before April? (I am entitled 75 days sick payment) 3. If I hand in the resignation letter now can school dismiss me before 4th April? If so, what can I do? What will happen with my future reference? 4. If union rep supports me to get a comprised agreement will it affect my future career? Sorry for these ‘silly questions‘. I appreciate very much for any advice. Thanks for your time.