I need some advice about leaving teaching. I have just failed an informal support programme and will maybe starting formal competence proceedings when I return to work after the holidays. I have decided to leave teaching and resign my post. It is not for me anymore and I do not intend on returning. I could resign at the summer half term or at the end of summer which would of course suit me better financially. The nub of the problem is I have no confidence in myself or the system. The issues are not related to any disciplinary action or concerns but they do relate to my health and my ability to sustain an acceptable level of performance. In the short term I could do supply but this maybe compromised if I go on a formal support programme. I have no desire to continue teaching as I am now. I have to think of my health. Some have suggested I go off sick. This is an option which would be a last resort. Sick of the situation. I am in discussion with Union in this matter.