Its the first week and yes its all overwhelming and difficult and we're all in the same boat. However you know when a job/school just isn't for you and I'm finding that. I must sound extremely ungrateful with the current job climate and believe me this has got my head going around in circles. I took this job with the view to complete my NQT year and move on. There are many issues around the school which I am less than happy about but I thought I could overlook them as it was only a year. Now that the term has started the school feels like a completely different place. I'm having serious issues and am terrified of making myself ill. I feel my teaching performance is being affected and I feel there is hardly any support for myself as an NQT. I am pretty sure I want to leave ASAP as I do not want any of my observations to be affected. I understand that I probably cannot leave before 31st Dec but is there anyway I can be asked to be released from my contract? Or can I negotiate with the Head to leave at half term? I do think I want to pursue teaching at some point in the future but I want to look at my options and see what other jobs there are for me. Thank you.