Hi I am hoping for any advice or information that you can give me. I am a few weeks into my third term as an NQT and I am very low on confidence and am quite depressed. I dread going to school each day and it is now starting to take a toll on me psychologically. Its not the first time I have felt like this (I have felt this way all term and regularly through my other two terms) but I have worked so hard to get here (and I do/did enhoy teaching alot) that I have forced myself to continue rather than admit defeat. My mentors have all told me I am satisfactory and that I am in no danger of failing (although I am not sure of that myself and am certainly not happy with my ability to teach) and they are saying they are now trying to push me into being a good teacher. However I don't feel that I have made any progress here and feel that I am letting the department down (who are great and very supportive) and letting my classes down. I have thought about quitting before (although I can't afford financially to take time out and not being paid) but am now solow on confidence and fear failure at this school that I am seriously considering it. Is it possible to quit this late into your third term? Or has anyone done this before and if so how easy was it to find a third-term placement at another school? Is this a black mark against your name when applying for other jobs? Sorry if this is unclear in anyway, and I will try to clarify anything that is unclear. I am just feeling very down at the moment and I don't see it getting any better. I am convinced that I can be a good teacher and that maybe it is the school/environment that I am in. Whatever it is, I am going through my usual night of dread that I have on a Sunday and I am sick of how bad that makes me feel. Thanks for reading. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.