Sorry to bother everyone. I've seen a similar post to this a few years ago but just wanted to clarify where I stand. My current post is making me ill. Physically, mentally, emotionally ill. Today I reached melt down but my worries fell on deaf ears with SLT. My heart races, my legs feel as though they are going to give out, my hands shake. I'm in tears most days and can't eat; I have nightmares and my family life is suffering. All my lessons have been observed as good or outstanding, my working practices are shared as good practice, I have met every responsibility given to me and then some. Unfortunately, I'm being victimised by a family and am powerless to deal with their offspring who are making no bones of the fact they are out to get me. I can't go into details: it is how it is and is the reason I'm leaving the post. I have a lovely new job to go to (still in teaching profession). It was conditional on my completed DBS check and health questionnaire. Both have come back clear and I have my induction days booked at my new school. Some questions: IF I get signed off sick (whether it be with stress or with one of the physical symptoms so I don't have 'stress' recorded on my record) will it affect my new job? Could I end up with no job at all? I've not completed my final PM in my current post. It's due in the next couple of weeks. Will this have any bearing? And finally, if I've got to go in for the next few weeks then how do I avoid a break down? Not teaching the family in question / taking it further with union / governors etc isn't an option at this point. After 15 years of teaching I don't have the fight left in me and just want to quietly withdraw from the whole experience.