I've had enough of teaching, well actually that's not quite true, it's the additional pressures of teaching - planning, SMT, admin and all the other c***! I enjoy teaching when I'm left alone and trusted to do what I'm more than qualified to do, apparently GCSES, A levels, BA hons, PGCE and MA don't qualify me to be left alone to follow guidelines and deliver a suitable primary curriculum for a group of 9-10 year olds. My planning (along with my peers) is constantly demanded so that it can be read through and checked, my children's books are taken and frequently monitored, I'm deemed not worthy to have any input about my thoughts or opinions at staff meeting but instead must sit, listen and follow all instruction like a puppet. I'm fed up, as an intelligent being, I'm treated like a lackey, I have no worth to my school, other than to follow through instruction that comes from a SMT who are detached from teaching themselves and who would be completely unable to deliver or achieve what they expect from me. Don't get me wrong, I strive for high standards for my pupils, I do my best to deliver outstanding and engaging curriculum for my pupils, I want my kids to achieve but how the bloody hell am I supposed to do this with stupid paper demands occurring every which way? I work hard, but I'm getting sick of the whole thing, how the hell can I plan exciting lessons, when my own excitement and engagement has been crushed? Where do I find the time to create and plan exciting resources when I spend every god damn minute of the day planning, checking my objs match up, updating an overwhelming amount of additional ICT requirements, blogs, platforms, class pages, video pages? When I spend the day recording, printing, saving evidence (or justification for a lesson which I am MORE than qualified to deliver)? I'm not magic, I am however, FED UP, DISILLUSIONED, STRESSED OUT and BLOODY MISERABLE.... and it looks like come September I'll be another empty battery sat on the used-up, burnt out teacher pile, I'm not wasting another year!