Hi Abit of background currently a primary school teacher in my 4th year. I thought I was doing great with no issues, I always had good feedback. Then Last school year (start of this year ) we had an ofsted which didn’t go down too well. The school ended up getting inadequate with the school being told it had weak leadership. Not surprising the deputy took over after the amazing head left that school year and tried to change everything. The slt got increasing ridiculous, constant drop in mini observations for everyone and excessive scrutiny with little support. Everything became micromanaged and three teachers ended up leaving in the summer. Anyway, I decided to stick it out but I was receiving unfair criticism in the summer. Head decided to give me a random 40 minute observation when she knew we were off timetable when I had to be flexible that morning and change everything I was doing at a drop of a hat. Basically it wasnt the best well planned, differentiated lesson but It was to be expected given the circumstances. She went round with a piece of paper writing down all her concerns. After this I went off sick for most of the summer term as I was feeling sick just being near the building. On my return to work I was told to come back in September and make a fresh start, in the same meeting the deputy made me read my job description, was very embarrassing and condescending. When I came back in September it just didn’t feel right and I made the decision to tell the head I’m unhappy and I’m unsure I should stay. She didn’t even bat a eye lid and asked when I wanted to leave, I said I’m happy to work my notice until Xmas. At this point she said well you might want to leave sooner if you’re unhappy and it might not be beneficial to the school for someone unhappy to be here. Since then I’ve been enjoying my new class and told the deputy I’m confused as I’m enjoying it again. Their response was I should hand in my notice straight away to avoid being put on a learning plan aka informal capabilities. If I do hand it in I can leave at Xmas without bother. Couple days deputy comes to my class room and says if I leave at half term they will pay me until Xmas and give me a good reference. However, I have to hand it in straight away. If I don’t I’ll go on informal regardless if I stay until Xmas which was followed with a thinly vailed threat of it going on my record which could effect getting a teaching job or supply in the future. It’s either go now or they will screw me. I decided to accept the offer if they put it in writing. The response to this was erm will have to check with the governors and I have a meeting with the trust that’s buying the school. I feel like it won’t go through and I’ll be stuck there with them screwing me over. I could just leave unpaid but I can’t afford to with half term round the corner. Sorry on mobile.