I’ve made the decision to leave teaching - planning a total career change at the end of this year and hopefully going back to uni to retrain. Now a week and a half away from resignation I’m seriously considering quitting now and just finding something else to tide me over. It’s not ideal as I’d have to eat into my savings, if I stay to the summer I’ll get paid till the end of August and I can also save another chunk during this year ready for my career save so I know that’s the sensible thing to do. But I’m struggling. I’ve had a very hard year personally and I feel I need time to just do an easy job and not have this every day. I’m sick of some of my classes. Sick of the huge groups and the lunch and break duty I do alone in the playground. Sick of behaviour of some pupils and the pointless meeting I have to go to later when it’s a beautiful day. And having to stay till 5.30 on Monday for appraisal meetings that are pointless. Pointless rant really. It’s a choice between keep my head down for the next 9 months, save up more money and done stress too much. But it’s mental health day and mine isn’t great and this job is making me unhappy every day.