Does anyone else share my dismay at the direction teaching has taken over the last ten years. I returned to teaching 3 years ago after a 10 year break. I went on supply and blundered along picking up bits of the new curriculum along the way. There were no returners courses available- I know I applied! I've tried to get a few jobs but I think my lack of experience coupled with my high scale point puts people off. The interview process is also terrifying including lesson observations and multiple interviews. To be honest I don't know if I want to still work under the conditions I find now. There seems to be a desperate hot house atmosphere in school and staff are constantly looking over their shoulder waiting for ofsted to rear its ugly head. The thing is I love the kids and the ones I teach say I'm the best teacher, but I don't want to be constantly jumping through hoops to get and keep a job. Anyone out there feel the same? Please say it isn't just me!