I'm in my fifth year of Primary teaching. I started at a new school in September and I've given it a chance/tried to be positive but due to several reasons, I really don't think this school is right for me. I want to leave teaching for a while, take a break and perhaps even retrain for a new career that I've been researching. I want to resign by the end of October to leave at Christmas. I am very nervous about telling them I'm leaving, as they won't be pleased at all. I was planning to go and see the HT and explain that I'm leaving because of a change in family circumstances. This is partly true, as a member of my immediate family has complex health problems and if I left, I would be around more to support them. Although it isn't the main reason for my resignation, I would like to leave the school on good terms and making it about this would be better than simply saying I want to leave teaching. Is it a terrible career move to leave at Christmas? Could I ever do supply in the years to come if I change my mind with this on my CV? I am certain that I never want to be a full time teacher ever again and I'm so stressed and pressured that I don't want to have to see out the year.