I have just joined the forum in hope of some help from people with experience. I am an NQT in a good school but have just not been able to find my feet in upper KS2. I have had good observations but I find I work all hours and still fail to do all the work that is expected of me. Most of my colleagues are very experienced working in the school for many years and they just know what to do. I have felt that their expectations of me are too high and having said this they respond with 'this is what teaching is, deal with it'. After a particularly bad meeting with my mentor I felt I couldn't take any more and have just been signed off with stress for 4 weeks. I really don't want to go back to school but I'm not sure what my options are. I was employed on a one year contract from September and have completed 1 and a half terms of induction. Like I said I just don't want to go back, I feel very uncomfortable in the school with a number of teachers scrutinising my work. I hate the person i have become outside of school and feel I need to reassess my situation. I guess my question is can I resign whist on the sick? I know that it is usually one terms notice but I just do not want to go back. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.