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NQT anxiety

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by teachme19, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. teachme19

    teachme19 New commenter

    in my previous post, I spoke about how i had passed term 1 of my NQT year despite having challenging classes but very supportive colleagues.
    I started term 2 feeling positive and ready to continue working and not worry so much about the behaviour challenges. Unfortunately after a few weeks back, I started experiencing anxiety and I had to seek medical advice. I was then signed off by my doctor for almost 3 weeks as I was not getting any better due to recurring symptoms. I was even advised by my doctor to think about a change of school environment or possibly doing part-time which I discussed with my HoD. Now during this time off, I have been thinking about taking a break from teaching and getting myself mentally back in state as this has affected my self-confidence. I have to return to work after the half-term and to be honest I am not very excited and I don’t know how to tell my school that I possibly want to quit, knowing that they have been supportive but I just feel it is not the right school for me anymore. Before I resign, I am worried about my absences in case I apply to a new school later and how this will come across although the situation was out of my control. At the moment I do not have a plan B, i.e what I am going to do once I quit. What are the possible jobs one can do once you have very little experience in teaching. Thank you in advance for your advice.

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