Hi all, Last year I was promoted to team leader in a new school. I took up the post and tried hard to make it work but within six weeks of starting I was placed on an informal action plan. Through various reasons (back-stabbing, running to SMT over minor problems, unprofessional discussions, etc) I ended up going off for the final term of last year. After discussions, I returned to the school in the new academic year. I'm now in a difficult decision (and I think I know deep down what I have to do) of deciding whether I stick with it until the end of the school year or do I resign now? Part of my thinking is that I am now on the verge of being put on capability for not performing to the required standard - I am not claiming that I am the best teacher in the world but in my previous (good) school I was consistently graded as good/outstanding. I have jumped through every hoop they have asked me to, I have followed all the guidance and taken them up on the support offered but (and I say this with some feeling) I honestly feel the support/guidance is full of empty promises - I think they are purely collecting evidence in order to get me out of the school. I find myself worrying about the next email that will come through, constantly looking over my shoulder whilst teaching or discussing (with close friends within school) how I feel. I just don't know what to do. My direct line manager is like the weather - I really don't know what mood they will be in when I see them every day - this adds to the pressure as they can drop-in at any point and although it all seems fine at the time I know there will be an email later telling me what was wrong. The deadline for resigning in time for this term is coming up and I really don't know what to do. I haven't sorted anything alternative out yet but really don't know if I can manage till the end of the year - the impending next observation is really worrying me as it needs to be judged as majority good or I will end up on capability. If I did resign would I still need to have the observation? Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer.