Hi, I just need some advice as I am currently making myself sick with worry and just need some other opinions. I work in a primary school and recently SLT have not been happy with me. I have communicated that I am struggling and have asked for help, which they have said I can have but have then appeared in my room and have attacked every aspect of my lesson, despite none of the agreed 'support' having actually happened. Mainly the problem is every time they swan into my room I'm absolutely terrified and all my common sense goes out the window so I make silly mistakes. That, and I'm being criticised for things like daring to send out a TA to make more photocopies of a sheet. I have decided to leave teaching, there are too many aspects of the job that I just can't deal with anymore and it seems from reading all the forums on here that teachers are constantly abused by their superiors and nothing ever changes because teaching has it own set of rules. What I am concerned about is 1. How I will be treated once I've handed in my notice, whether they'll leave me alone as I'm a 'lost cause' and any effort they put into me is a waste of time or if they'll single me out more. 2. If I can rely on them for a reference, even if it is just a fairly neutral one. I assume if I was going for another full time, permanent teaching post this would be problematic but as I am leaving, probably for supply teaching (short term if I haven't found anything else) or an office job do I need to feel this worried? My plan is to work my notice, rather than going off on long term sick (which I could easily do as I've been having panic attacks and everyone around me thinks I'm depressed) which will hopefully set me up in a more positive light when it comes to future employment. I'd appreciate hearing off anyone who has been in a similar situation!