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Sickness record

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by crazycatloveruk, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. crazycatloveruk

    crazycatloveruk New commenter

    I'm new to posting on TES, over the last couple of weeks I have been seeking comfort by reading others posts. I am currently signed off with workplace anxiety and depression. I know that I want to leave the profession now but I am really worried what effect having the last couple of weeks off will look like to future employers. In 13 years, this is the first time I have ever been signed off, usually I could handle work pressures and deal with my anxious feelings without it affecting my work. This time it was different a certain situation led to it spiralling out of control and I knew that I could not carry on doing my job properly.
    Is there anybody out there who can reassure me that this will not go against me for future employment (not teaching) ? Thanks
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  2. artbinki

    artbinki New commenter

    Me! Dont worry. I've been a HT and recognise that life causes ups and downs and that that includes teachers. As long as your record in school and references are good - that's what matters. I had a 7 weeks off once after a personal trauma and still went on to get an AHT and then DHT and HT in another school ( despite the fact that older colleagues came to my house and told me that if i didnt come back to school i'd ruin my chances of promotion) I had been teaching for 14 years then - im up to 25 now x
  3. Summerhols6

    Summerhols6 Occasional commenter

    I can't blame for wanting to leave 'the profession'.
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  4. crazycatloveruk

    crazycatloveruk New commenter

    Thanks @artbinki, a little reassurance although you did go into teaching jobs still but hopefully it will be the same in other industries.
    I didn't resign in October as I thought it is not right to resign and make life changing decisions when I am feeling like this, however I'm not sure I am going to be able to cope teaching full time again at the moment or ever. Is there an option to go part time ( at least for a while) do you think? Is this something I would discuss with occupational health?
    Sorry for all the questions, just trying to find answers and alleviate my anxiousness. Thanks
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