I need to leave teaching. Things are not going well and even if I don't leave I will probably be forced out anyway. My plan is to resign by 31st October to leave at Christmas. I cannot cope with the workload, constant stress, lack of personal life and challenging behaviour, for which I am blamed constantly. I feel spied upon and although supported a little, the level of support cannot continue. I'm early in my career but I'm still expected to be able to plan independently (having come from a 2 form entry to 1 form entry) and to hit the ground running. I'm not and I'm the first person to admit that I know things are not going well. I have applied for a few jobs outside of teaching and yet to hear back. I'm stressed that I could not have a job by 31st October and worried that no company will wait for me until January. I don't want to continue teaching because it will end up going to capability and I just cannot put myself through that stress. I just feel like if I had a nicer class things would be better. I feel very stressed but don't want to be signed off because it just looks bad. I now have to spend the next 2 months making sure I meet targets so that I can keep my job. I cannot continue. Any advice? Am I doing the right thing by leaving or is it not the right decision?