Hi, I've just read through some of the posts on here and even though I'm writing this I now feel a little bit pathetic. We have a 6 lesson day, I teach 25 a week all the way from Year 7-13 but that's it, I don't have any other responsibilities or so I thought. I have no HOD at the moment but very supportive colleagues. Down to the point: This week I haven't finished one night before 8.30pm. I start work at 7am, work all day, finish at the earliest of 8.30pm and then go home, I stopped one day to have lunch with a colleague. I will admit that this is the first time I've taught a full timetable, I'm in my third year of teaching but I had a relatively light timetable last year. I just feel like I can't get through it all. I do my planning on a Friday evening ready for Monday. At the moment I'm having to plan three year groups worth of work, despite doing a lot of planning during the summer. Plus teaching an A-level course I've never taught before. I was told when I had my interview everything was set up ready to go. My main issue is marking, especially Year 11, it's a lot of written information and it has to be analysed carefully for obvious reasons. I have a lot of unmotivated students in that class due to previous issues as well. I left work tonight at 8pm and I refused to take anything home because I'm so exhausted but even then I ended up feeling guilty for not doing enough. People tell me to plan lessons where you can let the students get on with it, but I feel guility about this too because that means I'm not checking progress and I'm not challenging students; in essence I don't feel like that's teaching. The advice: Can anyone tell me how they manage their workload, when do you call it a day? How do you know enough is enough? Am I taking too long on tasks? Anyone got any marking tips? I've been told by colleagues if I don't sort this I will end up burning out and probably end up signed off with stress. But more than anything when I put these hours in, and things don't go right, I end up resenting the students and my job. Thanks in advance!