So I am a few days into my NQT year and I'm ashamed to say I have already questioned myself about whether I have made the right decision. I haven't even met most of my classes yet but it is information overload at the minute and I feel I am drowning in the paperwork already. I have to write detailed lesson plans for EVERY single lesson following the school format (which is very long!) which is filling me with dread as I know that is going to take up so much of my time. I have been told I am in charge of running after school clubs (on my own) which is more work to do. Then to top it all off there is A LOT of form filling and paperwork for the pastoral aspect (all teachers have to do this). I also have about 8 duties (morning, break or dinner) each week. I haven't even thought about the NQT aspect yet with all the meetings and extra seminar's and the like. The classes I have met so far have been quite challenging and I know I need to be tough but for me it's easier said than done. It's all the little things that are worrying me too like not knowing how to use the computer system, not knowing the marking system or where things are kept as there simply hasn't been any time to get help on these issues yet. I thought it would be easier than my PGCE but I think I was wrong. I hope it's normal to be feeling like this, looks like it's going to be a rollercoaster of emotions year. Please tell me others are feeling the same?