Hi, I have recently started at a new school and I am not coping very well. I am an RQT and managed perfectly well in my NQT year at my previous school, but since starting in this school (4 wks ago) I have not settled at all and have become progressively more stressed and anxious. I'm not sleeping. I keep waking up having panic attacks early hours of the morning (2am-4am) and am then unable to get back to sleep. I have taken today off, and will stay off the rest of this week, and will try the sleeping pills and anxiety tablets the doctor has prescribed me today, to see if they help. She has said if I feel no better next week then she is more than happy to sign me off for a couple of weeks so i can try to recover myself a bit. Anyway, I know I need to hand my notice in - staying there is absolutely not an option, but is there any way I can leave sooner than Easter. I'm not ready to give up on teaching yet, as I know I was coping just fine in my previous school, and I am thinking of maybe doing supply for the rest of this year to relieve the pressure of SLT/progress/marking/observations/scrutiny etc. I have searched the internet, but can't seem to find an answer. Thank you.