Although I've read many of the posts on here, this is the first time I've posted. I've been struggling with the workload in teaching for a while and usually reading about other people in the same position eases my sense of worthlessness. I somehow passed my NQT year last year, but since that have been almost consistently underperforming as a teacher. I love my school and love my job but I seem to be just rubbish at it! We had an OFSTED recently and I was the only teacher on staff who received an unsatisfactory. I've had so much support from my SLT this year, but I still don't seem to have improved much. Despite this, everyone is painfully nice to me and saying that I've come along really well. Although I'm a lot more confident now than I was at the beginning of this year, I find myself yet again considering a career change, and once again hating the idea since I love what I do! I've had another chat with my HT regarding my teaching competence. I think she feels that I'm not putting the work in, when the truth is that I rarely take a day completely work free. She's more than happy to put the support I need in place, but I just don't know what is going wrong! On the Forums here I found lots of posts similar to mine that are dated over three year ago or posted by NQTs, but none that are current. Does that mean I'm the only teacher left who is constantly feeling frazzled and frustrated? I don't even know what I'm asking on here...perhaps it's just to know that someone (anyone) out there is feeling the same? Just reading through this again, I've realised that it sounds very self-pitying, so thanks for taking the time to read my bellyachin'!