I am trying to decide whether to resign at the end of the month. I am at a good school, like my class, have a good working relationship with my colleagues, head teacher likes me, and most of the time enjoy teaching. Except for Sunday nights and the occasional time during the week, I don't dread going to work. But I DO HATE the feeling of being constantly watched: book scrutinise, learning walks, lesson observation, lesson plan scrutinise, parents, drop-ins, and so on. I HATE the long hours which in reality means that I am on about £8.00/hour. I hate how I have to get under achieving children to make progress when most of the time their parents won't do their bit at home and expect it all to come from the school. I hate a system which in reality does not cater for the special educational needs of some learners despite the differentiation and other support systems I try put in place, so making my job challenging and just about impossible. I hate how I am expected to teach a new scheme without any training, the attitude being 'here is the manual, get on with it.' I hate having to take holidays during school holiday time. I hate that my last and first thought everyday, is of school. I don't know my own mind: do I want to leave or not? Obviously no one can answer for me, but how do other teachers feel?