I started a new post as second in department in September and have been acting up for a number of weeks on no extra time / support / money. I also have a tutor group with several needy students who take up a great deal of my time. As a hod I would not have a tutor group, have additional PPA time ect. I am now at breaking point. I am struggling to get a few hours sleep at a time, struggling to get to work of a morning and I feel that if anything slips either in school or at home that I may break under the strain. The dynamics in the department are awkward to say the least with one colleague being great but I am made to feel an outsider by several. Just not sure how much longer I can hold myself together.