Teacher, TES Connect blogger and behaviour expert Tom Bennett puts on his agony uncle hat and answers your education questions
I am just finishing my training year and have a job lined up for next year, but I fear I am going to have to turn it down. For the past few months, I have been placed at a school where only four teachers are permanent, everyone else is supply, where the headteacher is demeaning, bullying and awful to everyone, and where kids are being failed. I am on antidepressants and, to be honest, it has all got too much. I need a break to take stock. Will the six-week summer holiday be enough? I think the fair thing to all would be to turn down the job for next year and try to get myself in the right frame of mind. What do you think?
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