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I can totally empathise with your comments and I'd love to wave a magic wand for you. I felt exactly the same as you a couple of years ago while working in a mainstream school. I had decided that if I never set foot in another classroom i'd be happy. I kept applying for jobs so I could leave and like yourself I secured a job in a different place. This job however, was not based in one school and working with different children than I had been. It was the best move I ever made. I totally love my job now and wouldn't change it for the world. My point being, keep your chin up, keep trying and things will work out the way they are supposed to. I am a great believer that everything happens for a reason even if we cant see that reason at the moment. Best of luck whatever you decide to do.
I agree with the above post
I know exactly the feeling you are talking about. I left it too late and now although things are hugely better for me at work...sadly my sparkle has gone. I am resigning in the summer and moving on to something totally new. What I would suggest is to give the new job a try with a totally open mind and just maybe it will surprise you. Give it enough time to get used to the new place and decide then what is truly best for you. If you decide then that it really is not for you then look at all the options open to you. You will at least have given it a chance and feel more sure about moving on to something fresh. You will also have an income to support you while you find something that is for you. If you don't at least give it ago a) you will be left feeling bitter about teaching b) you will not be in a fit state to move on and a downward spiral could take over.
That's my tuppence worth...however only you know deep down what is the right thing for you. Take time to think it through and be sure you have the support of those close to you. I truly wish you happiness in whatever you decide
big hug xx
Out of the frying pan into the fire Igom? ;)
Purplebutton, I had the same feelings as you after a really bad experience and an awful head, then I got a temporary job at a much better school where I got on really well. Unfortunately the temp position did not last and because I couldn't get a job in a similar school I went back to a support staff role. I am now much happier not teaching and my home life has returned.
Follow my blog and hopefully I'll be able to let you know if the grass really is greener on the other side.
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