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I don’t know what to do :/

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Wellmeetontheledge Tue 19-Feb-19 08:17:46

I’ve been teaching four years in a friendly and supportive school but I’m now at my limit. The pressure and workload is making me ill and I want to leave. I’m not sure what else I want to do or would be good at so at the moment I’m looking at generic admin jobs to just get out and give me some breathing space. However, the shadow of brexit is stressing me out more as I’m worried about finding a job in this climate. I need to be able to pay my mortgage. (No kids yet) Should I try and put up with another year before leaving? My head says yes but my heart says please no!

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OverFedStanley Tue 19-Feb-19 10:41:03

I would absolutely be looking for other work - a year is a long time in education!

The positives you have a degree, you have a good work history, you have many transferable skills.

Wellmeetontheledge Tue 19-Feb-19 14:44:03

Thank you for replying. I’m thinking I could try and find a new job before the deadline for handing my notice in and if that didn’t work try again next year.

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StarsStripes2016 Tue 19-Feb-19 14:47:15

If you can speak to management. Could some adjustments be made - part time or getting some mentoring from a more senior colleague etc. To pay your mortgage could you do tutoring work? I suspect better paid than admin. Good luck.

cece Tue 19-Feb-19 14:49:21

Do a bit of supply for the summer term?

sohypnotic Tue 19-Feb-19 14:53:54

Hi, fellow teacher here who was sick of the job and decided not to return after maternity leave. I second doing supply - that's what I'm doing now. Money is not too bad (£140 approx per day) keeps your skills up if you ever wanted to return, and get to experience lots of different schools. But no where near as demanding. I'm 8 weeks into a long term post in an independent school, and I'm actually enjoying my job again. It's a good stop gap if nothing else - easy to register with agency's, gives you some breathing space to figure out what you want long term.

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