I guess I just need to air this out with people in the same profession as me. I am an NQT who has gone into teaching after a career change as I wanted to make a difference, have a rewarding yet challenging job and be creative. I definitely have achieved those things, however I feel like I am not succeeding because of the pressures put on me. I'm trying to keep up with all the standards and expectations but feel like I'm fighting a losing battle. I recently was rejected for a permanent job at my current school and whilst I know where I went wrong with the lesson in accordance with the standards, I feel like if I was meant to do this and actually doing well then I wouldn't have got it so wrong. The pressure mounts with every staff meeting and after the rejection I just feel like I'm doing a rubbish job. The children in my class are (now) well behaved and motivated to learn, but I feel like I am failing them. Is this a common feeling amongst teachers? I have decided to take this chance to relocate and I have an innate desire to continue teaching, so am applying for another teaching job, but I feel like this disenchantment won't go. Does anyone have any opinions? I realise this is all over the place and really just a moan, but it would be good to have a third party discussion without people blindly telling me I'm doing 'just fine' because they're worried about my well-being and not actually looking at my own personal progress in this career.