As part of the huge (and generally so far successful) transformation that is sweeping our school we (as a department) were all assigned a pretty steep set of tasks to do before the end of the academic year in our Year 11 "Gained Time" - in my case this amounted to preparing about two years worth of lessons in my subject with associated assessment tasks, quizzes and revision lessons and if I finished all of that to do Homework tasks and glossaries as well. I started 4 weekends ago and apart from doing a bit of random teaching I've been working solidly since then. the last two weekends I've worked both days and I reckon I've put in well over 120 hours work on this. But I've done it - I finished off the last couple of power points yesterday and transferred the whole lot over onto the school network ready for September. I had something to work with with the lessons (although a lot has changed) but everything else I did from scratch. Will I get any thanks or recognition for all this - probably not - but three of us will use all of the material that I have produced and although I never have been one to blow my own trumpet - what I have produced is infinitely better than what we had before. I do feel like I've achieved something - has everyone else in the department done their stuff ? Who cares.