Hi everyone. I need some advice. I've started a new job in my fifth year of Primary teaching, following a period of private tutoring after leaving my previous school at Easter after a rough period as the school was in Special Measures. I wasn't enjoying the job and wanted to see whether a new school with a change of environment would make me start enjoying teaching again. My private tuition contracts were ending so I thought, why not? I saw a job at a school that seemed lovely and jumped at the chance when they offered me a job. It's two weeks in and so far, it's been awful. Terrible behaviour from the children around the school and in class, unsupportive SLT who 'drop in' daily and criticise everything, hundreds of new schemes that have been implemented with no time to set them up, unhappy staff and impossible expectations. I feel sad and regret taking the job as it's worse than my last school. I've gone from feeling like a good teacher to being made to feel useless as I'm criticised so much. I want to leave at Christmas as I know this school isn't for me. I want to leave teaching altogether and start again. I can support myself financially for a while but I'm worried about telling them as they aren't going to be happy that I started in September and am leaving a few months later. What reason can I give for leaving? That it isn't the right environment for me? Should I say I'm moving away? Any advice? I don't know what to do but I know I can't stay here.