Hi Thanks for reading. I have a problem and wondered if anyone could offer some help... I applied for a deputy head post. Recently things have got so bad that I have been unable to cope. I've also had quite challenging personal circumstances and what started out as stress has become clinically diagnised depression. I'm off school ill at the moment but I am doing 3 mornings a week to get myself back into it. I am not sure if I am able to continue as deputy head. Can I stand down and just be a class teacher or should I leave the school?