Not sure about this one but going to put it out there! Reading through posts it seems I'm not alone but is it normal to feel so emotionally unstable? The pressures this year have been ridiculous due to a drop in results and impending ofsted and when I have tried to voice this it has been casually passed over as that I have forgotten what the start of term feels like! I go from one minute coming away from what I think was a good lesson with the pupils making good progress to returning to the office with yet another mental idea especially with the life after levels nonsense leaving me massively deflated. I feel so upset that I am running around trying to do all the extra things being asked of me on just 3 PPA a week that I no longer teach good lessons and my pupils are suffering. We have been set ridiculous targets (96% pupils to make 4 levels of progress for example) and I feel really worried that no matter what I do this is just not achievable. It's then used as a stick to beat us with when it comes to performance management. I do worry a lot and would like to know if anyone had any good tips for just surviving and trying not to get bogged down in micro managing, learning walks and book looks?! All I want to be able to do is teach and teach well? Any advice?