I am really trying to analyse why I so often wake up sad&dreading the day. My secondary school is quite a good one, kids not bad, lovely colleagues - but I never see them! I get to work at 7am. It's dark&cold, I see no-one until the kids get there, break duties/work means I only get to talk to other adults -if I'm lucky-in our 40min lunch. Very often people are just at meetings or detentions. Having worked prior to teaching in offices I really miss the chat, the banter, the,sharing of news. I come home tired, work/watch tv, go to bed - next day same again. Is it only me that finds this such an isolated and isolating job?