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blackcoffee Thu 10-Jan-13 21:44:52

I'm a NQT and I hate my job (not the teaching, not the children - support staff issues). I know leaving before the end of the contract is discretionary but would it prejudice my career to ask? I don't think I can make it to the end of term.

lljkk Fri 11-Jan-13 07:45:45

You've got to try to stick it, methinks! Yes would be detrimental.

TheNebulousBoojum Fri 11-Jan-13 07:57:53

Yes it would be, talk to your mentor about the problems. It's their job to help you fix them.

blackcoffee Fri 11-Jan-13 16:04:40

my mentor was really supportive but mentor changed this term and I have had no dialogue with the new one yet. HT is aware of my problems but has publicly backed support staff and work is now true hell.

blackcoffee Fri 11-Jan-13 16:06:02

I had about three hours sleep last night, I am a physical and emotional wreck.

stargirl1701 Fri 11-Jan-13 16:07:18

Are you in a Union? If not, join one and then get some advice from either your school or regional rep.

blackcoffee Fri 11-Jan-13 16:14:07

yes, am in Union, good plan, I will do that.

Amerryscot Tue 15-Jan-13 21:34:40

Why are you an emotional wreck?

What specific things about the job are stressing you out?

It would be bad to leave early as so much hinges on your reference.

blackcoffee Tue 15-Jan-13 23:03:57

I've got a grip again.
I'm not the only one feeling this way to be fair, most staff seem to - school on verge of special measures, being directed to teach in a way neither I or any of the people I've ever worked with previously can see benefit from, negative support staff, you name it - it feels like being herded (or given SLT style gently shepherded) off a cliff and then blamed for falling.
On the bright side, individuals are nice, the children and parents are totally amazing, I have come up with some strategies that seem to be helping - and it isn't really all that long to go, is it? I feel I could do so much better for the children if I could get on and teach the way I know works.
Am meeting with new mentor soon, and there are summer term vacancies coming up. I've survived the 3 days since I started this thread, I can get there. It will fly by, right?

Euphemia Sat 19-Jan-13 16:27:02

January's always a crap time. You're tired, it's not even halfway through the year yet and it seems a mountain to climb to get to the summer.

Stick with it - it'll be worth it come July. smile

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