Hello, I've been wanting to quit the PGCE for a while now. I was never sure I wanted to become a teacher, but after three years being a teaching assistant, I thought it was the natural path to follow. I disliked it almost right away. Not because of the work load -although it does take your life away- but because of the role of the teacher itself. I don't enjoy it. I don't enjoy being in the classroom, despite receiving good comments from my mentor and from my tutor. I teach MFL and the stress of the job even makes me bored of languages. Each class is a psychological torture. I can't stand having to be a cop to gain the pupils' respect. I sent an email to my university tutor to tell her about my desire to quit the training. She came to observe me that week and encouraged me to stay. Everyone I know but two or three people actually encouraged me to stay. But what for? It just seems like people expect me to finish the course because they think I'm going to change my mind. Have anyone who didn't enjoy the teaching part ever changed their minds? I didn't go to school today because I feel so down about it all. I'm not really sure I ever want to go back.