I am absolutely shocked to see the number of NQTs starting their first posts this week who are already feeling the need to post on TES Connect Forums about how they cannot cope and want to quit.
A lot of them are citing workload and bullying behaviour that is leading to stress, anxiety and depression. After a week! This is not the way normal new professionals feel. Most are very upset to hear that they cannot leave now until the end of the autumn term, and are feeling like there is no way they will last that long.
It's heartbreaking to read. Go and have a look:
its all toooooo much!!!!
NQT help, being dismissed
Feeling like giving up?
feeling very overwhelmed already!!!
Help me please