This year there was a big jumble up of staff from their usual year groups. I will still teach the same year group but I will be working with new colleagues. I am finding the attitude of one colleague in particular quite difficult to work with. He is a procrastinator and feels he needs to check everything with the headteacher. He is more senior than me and I don't feel that some of his 'checking' is necessary. It also puts doubt in people's minds that we are working well together and that the team is doing well in general. I am worried about working with him because I am confident in my role and like to get things done quickly but he is senior management team and things seem to take ages to get done. I don't want work to become my life where we are there until the wee hours planning something that should take half an hour. Also I am a little annoyed that the things I was asked to do this summer (planning of 3 foundation subjects) was not acknowledged when I sent them onto the team. I put a lot of effort into the planning and resources and even though they know I sent them they haven't even acknowledged that I did it let alone say thank you. Needless to say I haven't had their planning yet. I'm not sure why I am posting this but if anyone has any bright ideas of how to survive the year I would love to hear them.