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Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by Martinbez, Oct 13, 2019.
Looking at quitting an NQT position ASAP. Any advice?
What has your mentor said? What about the Teaching School Alliance/whoever externally checks up on you (you should have their contact details)? Have you talked this through with people who can actually give you advice?
Perhaps if you included a few more details like why teachings not for you or what's putting you off then we may be able to help a little more.
By all means walk out. Forget about a reference, and possibly pay.
Or, alternatively, contact your Union and talk to them. If you intend to stay in teaching and find a better school, you need to think through how just upping sticks will look.
If you are clear that you do not want to teach in a school now and do not ever really wish to do so, then you can walk out, without many consequences. In theory, they could take you to court for breach of contract, but it's unlikely.
If you're clear, go. If you want the option to return, serve your notice. The rest is up to you.
All the best.
I let an NQT go early - when it was clear they wanted to.
We agreed 2 weeks notice - and the NQT advisor fully supported that decision and wrote of the induction term, so they can start afresh somewhere else.
So, you can always ask.