I think it really depends on a number of factors, primarily what kind of school you work in? In my NQT year I worked in an Outstanding school. As a colleague told me, with an outstanding school comes outstanding pressure. As an Irish teacher moving to the UK and having an Ofsted in my first year with circa 60-70hrs per week, it really made me think twice about my career in teacheing. Right now I am back in Ireland & working in a community school where there is far less expectation from both staff and students but the work gets done! It's a breath of fresh air to be honest where the paperwork in minimal but job security is a massive worry because of the system we have here.