My question is exactly what it says- but just going to add a little bit more background information in case anyone has any general advice. I'm moving on from my job at the end of this year, after three years. I've generally had a very happy few years here working with the children and fellow teachers, but there have been instances this school year where I have been treated very unfairly (my appraisal with 6 hours notice -start of school day- and then being horrendously berated for not being prepared, pulled up for socialising too much with colleagues outside of work, being shouted at in front of my class by a member of leadership for something that she thought I had done, etc.). Even though these are isolated incidents and I haven't experienced a campaign of hate against me like some of my ex-colleagues I have, as a sufferer of anxiety these situations have severely burned me. Ever since I knew I had a new job and I was leaving, my last day of term has just been an absolutely agonising wait. I've felt physically sick for the past week as it has drawn nearer. I have a couple of days left, with a short half-day on Tuesday. All I can think of is walking out of school on Tuesday afternoon with all of my things and the weight that is going to be lifted from my shoulders. I'm sobbing typing this. The only thing is- my school is all about organised fun and on the last day of term you are forced to stay until the early evening for an end-of-year get-together and speeches. Even leaving members of staff have previously been forced to stay for this as they are 'still employees of the school until August 31st'. I haven't been able to sleep thinking about this, as the member of staff who shouts at me will lead the bulk of the afternoon and her mere presence is enough to bring on a panic attack. I've worked myself to the bone this year, I've kept my head down and carried on with things, always wanting to just get on and not upset anyone- but I really don't want to attend this. So to get to my question- when does directed time end on the last day, when we have a shorter day? I don't want to do anything wrong, just want to know when I am legally able to say 'I am going home'.