I have just recently moved to working in a reception class after working in KS1. On my second week of this term I was observed by my head of school who graded the lesson as RI. I was then observed again a week later and given RI again. As a result I was given 3 weeks to improve and I am currently on my last week. If I am not considered good by the end of this week then I will be going through capability procedures. In addition to this there have been several incidents of work place bullying in front of other staff and in private. Other colleagues are also going through the same process. I am now considering leaving my position regardless if I get graded as good or not as I feel I can no longer work in the school due to stress. My union has advised that I should not hand in my noticed but sign off sick for stress and they will then negotiate pay up until Christmas. What I would like to find out is whether it is better to resign by the October deadline and then go sick until Christmas. Or just sign off sick and leave the union to negotiate pay and an exit plan. I would also like to know other people's thoughts on whether my school have acted fairly or within guidelines? I feel that there is very little I can do about this situation.