New teachers in Scotland get together in the TES Scotland Probationers Group to discuss career options, to give jobseeking advice and to share their experiences. This is also the place to find a shoulder to cry on if you’re having a tough time.
Does anyone know the procedure to go through to resign from probationary year? This has been the year from hell and I am now ready to leave. I never thought I would hate teaching but I hate it with a passion now.
I can 't help with the resignation procedure (sorry!), but just think you should enjoy your holiday and have a think at the start of the new term. You've put in a lot of work to end up without the qualification!
Would a change of school help? The LA can help with that. Your probationer supporter at the LA is there to help you.
Could your school supporter do more to help? Is there anyone who can share your burden a bit?
I have a probationer teacher in my next door class and I know that I've really tried to help her and I'm sure there's someone at your school who would do the same!
Honestly, the next 2 term pass really quickly (esp after easter) and at least you'd have the letters after your name! You'll know how dire the job situation is so the reality for all probationers is that there's probably not a class job awaiting. I guess what I mean is that you don't need to feel 'stuck' in a job you don't enjoy.
Please take your time and think.....................
And if you want to share a bit more, I'm a good listener!
airyTalk things over with your uni tutor, PT or HT before making any irreversible decisions.
Good advice, take it.
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