I am so fed up with having regular crying fits that can last a whole evening as a result of the frustrations, stresses and pressures of the job........And I don't mean because of the kids, who are generally decent in our school, but because of the demands of the SLT...... The latest is their instruction to write lesson plans for our OFSTED inspection, which is starting tomorrow........I have checked the OFSTED website, and it says, clearly and categorically: Ofsted does not require schools to provide individual lesson plans to inspectors. Equally, Ofsted does not require schools to provide previous lesson plans. Ofsted does not specify how planning should be set out, the length of time it should take or the amount of detail it should contain. Inspectors are interested in the effectiveness of planning rather than the form it takes. Yet we have been told to do them and I am sitting here half way through my 3rd out of six lesson plans, absolutely exhausted and ready to go to bed, but knowing I have at least another 4 hours of work to do....... I have been in tears all evening, with frustration, and am unable to concentrate properly - which is why I have come on here for advice and a bit of a 'break' from the drudgery........ Anyone got any good advice? If I don't get all my lesson plans done, will I be in bother, or will I be justified in not doing them if I show them the details above that come from the very mouth of OFSTED itself?