Just in need of some advice... I’m in my 4th year of teaching and up until the end of last year I had all good and outstanding observations. At the end of last year I had a pretty bad lesson obs. I had a really hard class and some serious stuff going on in my personal life. Then summer came and I had a lot to deal with in my personal life and when I started again I was feeling anxious and bogged down after only a few weeks. I had been promoted to year group leader before the bad obs and this added loads of pressure plus my deputy taught part time in my year group and I felt pressure from all angles. I stepped down from my year group leader position in January so I could focus on my teaching. Anyway, this lead to some inadequate and requires improvement observations. I have been on an informal support plan since before Christmas. I actually can’t fault my school they have been very supportive and can see that there is other stuff going on that is effecting me. I got a bit better at one point but it wasn’t being shown consistently. I’ve been told that if I haven’t improved by Feb half term then I’ll have a meeting with the head and the union rep to discuss capabilities. I will find this out on Friday. The reason I’m feeling anxious isn’t my head dropped in on my phonics lesson today and I’m not feeling very positive about it. I’m hoping I’ll have another drop in where I can hopefully show how hard I have been working to improve before Friday but we are doing practice tests all week so there isn’t much time. Plus I haven’t had many obs over the past couple of weeks but I really feel I have improved. Anyway, I’ve already let my head know that I’m looking for other jobs closer to my family and she’s been very supportive. I just wondered what do I do if the worst happens on Friday? Do I continue or leave? I can’t see how I’ll get another job with capabilities on my record and the thought of not being near my family by September fills me with dread. My school have been supportive but this has been the hardest time of my life and I’ve spent whole evenings in tears.