After 12 years of teaching including a successful SLT post I moved schools in September from mainstream to special and have found it is just not for me. I have already discussed my feelings with SLT but instead of being supportive they just piled on more pressure. I have been signed off work by my GP for anxiety and WRS. I have requested an early contract release and have informed my Head I will be resigning from my position. There is nothing I can do about what he writes in my reference but I know he can only put factual information - he never saw my teaching so he can't comment on that. I'm hoping he will put there were no capability or safeguarding issues and will put is was a mutual decision to release me early. Do you think he will mention my time off with anxiety? Not that I will hide this, but I would like to get the chance to explain the reasons behind this before my next prospective Head throws my application in the bin! Any of my previous Heads will give me a glowing reference and I am just hoping that this one wrong move will not **** up my career! Any thoughts, advice etc? By the way I contacted my Union for advice and they were flipping useless. They said I wasn't the first and wasn't the last for this to happen to.