Any help / advice much appreciated! I have been at my current workplace for nearly 6 years and have been unhappy there for the vast majority of it! I don't want to go into details here but I am currently signed off with stress and anxiety and am hoping to go back after half term. I really don't want to go back there. Having taken this time off, my head is so much clearer that it is not other factors in my life making me feel this miserable all the time, it is that place. I feel sick being there, putting up with a constantly negative atmosphere, nitpicking SMT, unrealisitc expectations on workload....I could go on. When I'm there, I feel this constant sickness and lurching in my stomach that today will be the day they turn on me again. I am not doing the job as well as I could be due to this constant fear and I know I need to get out. I also have to travel for over 3 hours a day to get to work and back and this does not help me with juggling with my home, family and workload. I sit on the bus crying and then have to try to jolly myself up to then pick up my son. I have recently seen a job advertised at a school round the corner from me. It is literally 5 mins walk from my front door and working there would improve my work / life balance immeasurably. The problem with this job is that it is initially only for a term, covering an unexpected resignation. It is in a year group I have taught for the majority of my career and I know I can easily fufill the person specification. I went to walk round today, although I know the school fairly well, and briefly spoke to the headteacher. She asked about my present position and I could see she was confused about why I would want to leave my permanent post to take on a temporary position. I dont really know how I can explain this to her without expressing my troubles in my current post. I am also concerned about resigning and how this would look to my current school and future career. The interviews for this new post are being held the day after the resignation date, although I am pretty sure my school would let me go. People have a habit of resigning in our school and I feel they'd be happy if I left. I am just very confused and down at the moment. I know I need to make my life better but just don't know how! Please help!