I am Deputy Head in a large secondary school. My responsibilities changed in the last year or so to Inclusion, Behaviour, Safeguarding & Attendance. Over the past year I have felt more depressed and isolated than I have ever felt in my career. I've been a teacher for 18 years and used to love it. Now every day I dread going into work. My job is a thankless one - behaviour never improves enough; attendance is always too low; my team are not working effectively enough. I am the DSL (we do not have a safeguarding officer). I am expected to pick up all safeguarding issues and deal with them. I am currently working roughly 90 hours a week and cannot go on. Last year, I was put on an 'informal' support plan. It certainly felt formal enough for me. I feel that I am the scapegoat, and that I will be easy thing to change if the time comes. And yet, I have two children under 3 and a responsibility to them and my partner that I feel is so heavy that I can barely stand up. What do I do? My confidence is gone. I look constantly for a move to another school and have no confidence to even write an application, let alone go to an interview. I feel like a shell of the person I used to be.