Hello everyone I would really appreciate some advice. I made good progress in my first term of NQT. At Christmas I fell into depression due to personal issues. I struggled through term two with support but in the end did not make satisfactory progress in report two. Since Easter I have been on a reduced timetable (GP recommended) and with a supportive action plan from school. Despite having lots of support and a very kind head / SLT who clearly do want me to pass (not like some of the horror stories on this board! :-( ), it is becoming increasingly clear that I won't pass, because of the extent of my MH issues. What is the best thing for me to do? I don't want to fail but I feel I am not mentally well enough to complete my NQT at present. I can't be a good teacher when I barely recognise myself. It has been suggested (by induction mentor) that I resign and complete NQT elsewhere - am I likely to find another position? Is it possible to take a year out and go back again later? I am considering a year out doing LSA work in an Sen school or something similar, to give myself a chance to recover. Also because I don't think i am suited to mainsteam ed (I teach secondary science). Any advice much appreciated. At the moment I am feeling very frightened and would like reassurance that resigning does not equal failing NQT.