Should I stay or should I go? I am due to complete my NQT year by December. I began at one school but left due to the demands and it lead to anxiety and depression. I have been offered a contract until August by my second school but I am unsure weather to continue in this line of work. If anyone could offer me some advice that would be welcome. I am struggling with the emotional strain and anxiety that comes with dealing with very challenging behaviour. I am teaching 42 lessons over a fortnight and I find this very demanding despite 44 being the ultimate amount. I am teaching a second subject (English) and have just had my well behaved charming set changed for a set with the majority of the biggest trouble makers in year 7. I have no experience teaching or differentiating for this subject. I am constantly having to send emails to ask for help with behaviour management some out supported and some are falling on deaf ears. Sometimes I really really enjoy it. It feels amazing seeing the children be creative and enjoying themselves (teach drama). However, is it worth the tears the lost weekends and the anxiety and over thinking that comes with it? I am 26 could I come back later and explore other things? Teachers who have been here or who have left what do you suggest I do?