Hi all, first post here so sorry if this question has been asked to death! But it's 3.50am and I'm not sleeping because I'm too busy crying and having panic attacks thinking about going back to work on Thursday. ;__; Long story short, I'm having a horrendous time of my NQT year. I failed my most recent observation, and have already been told I need to extend my NQT by a term because of days off sick which the school forced me to take (very long story). I pretty much don't feel capable of going back, the absence I had to take has ruined my confidence and the stress it put me under has given me some lasting mental health effects. I remember being told that if you fail induction it's game over for your teaching career, but I wanted to ask if anyone knew if I could quit at this stage, and come back in a few years when I'm feeling braver? Or is it a case of if I leave now that's the end of me teaching? I don't want my PGCE to have been a complete waste of time, but I really don't think I can struggle through the rest of the year! Apologies for long/rambly/whiny post, am at my wits end!