I’m going through a situation at work but not sure what the best approach is. I’ve been teaching for over a decade but have changed my user name for this post because my original user name is too identifying (and my sense of paranoia is currently high!). I’m a History teacher in a school that has recently become part of a MAT. I’m on UPS1 (though not overly significant as everyone in the department is also UPS). I’m a good teacher. I know I am. My students get decent results and my marking is often used as an example to other staff. However, this year things have changed. I am teaching in 3 different subject areas so that less than half my timetable is History. I also have a couple of lessons in Maths and half a dozen woodwork lessons. The Maths lessons alone take me hours to plan because I have to teach myself the stuff first! I don’t have my own classroom and am always rushing about as I never have consecutive lessons in the same room. I don’t even teach a complete group in History, sharing all 6 of them with another teacher. The thing is, all of a sudden my lesson obs are RI or below. I’m on a support plan. I have to have weekly meetings with a mentor to look at my planning and marking. It’s awful and I feel patronised and frustrated. I know it’s because I don’t have the focus on my subject area but it doesn’t seem to make any difference. SLT seem to be supportive – they’ve said I’ll only be observed in my subject area but I have been put on the dreaded Support Plan. I honestly don’t think they’re trying to get rid of me but I do feel as though they can’t expect the same standard of teaching in these circumstances. I don't have the focus that I normally would and it is obviously affecting my teaching.. I don't think that it's a coincidence that there is another teacher in the same situation as me (teaching in two other subject areas) and they are also now judged to be an inadequate teacher. What can I do? I don’t want to leave – I actually really like this school, though things are definitely changing since we switched to the MAT. I think I’m being treated unfairly but I can’t see me going to the union because the school isn’t going to suddenly find someone else to teach my non-History lessons. Do I have any recourse at all?