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Handed in notice today - feeling rather sad

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amigababy Thu 06-Dec-12 17:29:23

I'm a primary academy bursar, I only work part-time and I handed in my notice today. I've always been really sensitive and just recently the governors have been challenging some of my work because they didn't understand it, being an academy in our second year. I've tried to cope but after a FGB meeting this week I had to have a day off with stress, I spent all morning in bed crying. So dh suggested I just leave ( I have another job elsewhere on the other days of the week)
I've been there 7 years, dd went there (has left now) and though I think dh is right, that I don't need the hassles, I now feel very sad at leaving, I guess that's understandable. I did explain that I was feeling "got at" but that I am not a strong-minded person, I don't stand my corner even if I am right. The head is upset and wants me to stay. I don't know if I'm doing the right thing but I will have 2 free days a week, and a lot less stress. It's just so sad that I feel I've given up and am running away from the problem but it's not the first time.
Don't really know what else to say, I just wanted to get this all of my chest anon.

bigbuttons Fri 07-Dec-12 15:10:32

If the head wants you to stay can he/she support you in sorting out issues with the govs?

lovebunny Sat 08-Dec-12 19:57:47

schools are such bullying environments. many hugs. i think you've done the right thing. removing yourself from an unpleasant situation isn't cowardice, its self defence.

IsobelEliza Sat 02-Feb-13 22:26:02

I agree entirely. Leaving a bullying environment is the sensible thing to do. Teachers are often quite assertive if not aggressive these days I found. You aren't being over sensitive I suspect, just more aware than other people.

gingeroots Sun 03-Feb-13 09:01:07

Absolutely what Isobel said .

Please don't let their bullying make you doubt yourself .

You've done your best but can't continue to work in an environment where ignorance and agression impede your efforts .

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