I'm really struggling with my NQT year. I've been flagged as a failing NQT, and then ended up taking six weeks off work with serious stress and depression (a pre-existing condition that wasn't halped by work). I've just come back to work and have had my first observation - I thought it was a vast improvement (and the class behaved so much better with the observer in there than they would normally), and it was still rated as inadequate. The only reason I haven't resigned yet is that a) I cannot afford to. I have no safety net to fall back on at all. No family can help me out here, and b) I have no idea what I'll do otherwise. In this current job market, I have very little chance of getting anything else. I genuinely don't know what to do. A lot of the time I quite like my job and the kids, but I do feel at the end of my tether with this. Any advice?