Hi everyone, Never posted on here before, so apologies if I should be posting somewhere else!! And apologies in advance for the huge moan! I am currently an NQT at an outstanding secondary academy. I trained at this school last year with the School Direct route and I found the PGCE difficult but, I managed it and never felt anywhere near this down or even remotely tempted to quit. However, this year, for the last three weeks I have been crying every night at home (and on my way home!) and dread Mondays with a passion I never thought possible! My husband has even said that I am just not myself at the moment and he can't remember when he last saw me smile. It has got to the point where I don't think I am planning lessons to the best of my ability as I am too emotionally and physically exhausted - I have never felt this drained in my life! I have even begun to feel like I don't care about the job anymore which is awful! I get to school at 7am and leave at 6pm with more work to do when I get home. I don't think I can continue any longer and I think I would be doing the kids an injustice too. I really, really want to hand in my notice before October half term and leave the profession all together. I know that I no longer want to teach after this year - that's for sure!! I suppose all I really was hoping for was some advice from anyone who has maybe quit at an early stage of the NQT year and how this has impacted their future career/ job hunts! Again, really, really sorry for all the negativity here! Teaching is a fantastic job if you love it, but it is hell if you start hating it! Thanks all!!!