I'm not in a good place. I'm usually so happy, cheerful and positive but have so many stresses at the moment I just can't cope. I cannot remember the last time i had a half decent night's sleep, and today just couldn't face going in to work. Luckily I got to my GP and have been given a short course of sleeping meds and put back on prozac. The thing is, it's not just all the stresses outside of work. Those I can deal with and they are temporary. But I feel totally useless at work. I teach mainly A level and am a highly experienced A level teacher and examiner, but the students just don't listen. They write stupid answers to the simplest of questions. I then hear some are looking for a tutor. And we all have to put in extra intervention lessons (unapid) to bring them back up to speed. I then see the topics they have chosen are ones I know I taught well, they just don't focus. It makes me feel totally useless...........and I know I'm not. But I feel it. I'm going to retire this year.....had enough......but not sure I can cope until July without having a complete breakdown.