I was informed today that as of next week, I will be placed on appraisal support (informal capability) for 9 weeks, and then if things don't improve, it will then be placed on a 6 week capability proceedure. What I want ti know is - has anyone ever survived informal capability? (not that I want to stay in this school long term now, rather financially it would be better for me to leave in July, than say Easter) Am I being paranoid - or is this essentially the Head giving me 9 weeks to decide to resign of my own accord? The informal capability ends just before the Easter resignation deadline, which is making me think it has purposely been designed this way. I'm only NQT +2, I feel as if I am only just finding my feet and slowly getting to grip with things. So back to original question - has anyone survived Informal capability?