Hi, Forgive me if this post is very long or depressing. I need some help! I work at a school in special measures. We have been in measures for 2 years now, but I joined the school last November and have always received good observations. I was observed on Wednesday (with less than 5 working days notice) to be told that because my TA was not able to get up and get round all of her group, satisfactory progress had been made by children - even though I went to visit these children several times throughout the lesson also to ensure good progress. My TA has mobility issues and sits at an angle to the children. The observer had said to me that we should have arranged the tables in a horseshoe shape to ensure she was giving all children input. Now, I had no idea that the focus of the observation was the TA and their input, and when I asked the observer what the purpose of the observation was, she said it was just to see where we were before Ofsted - and I've had no written feedback. I called the NUT and they said it was against the disability discrimination legislation and that a risk assessment should have been done prior to my TA's return to work (she was ill for several months and returned at Christmas). The observer has just joined the school as an acting deputy. She's come from the council as an adviser sue to her section being disbanded. She's given everybody else she has observed a satisfactory observation for menial things too. I feel severely depressed and undervalued. I have spent the previous couple of days crying - my year group partner received a good observation, and I will be managing her in September as I have been offered the numeracy TLR for 12 months, which the NUT were also sceptical about. TLRs shouldn't be temporary, should they? I really feel like I am being taken for a ride by the school. Everyone wants to leave - and I'm not being dramatic. We are all so tired and upset. We have an unwieldy amount of work to do because the deadlines haven't been organised properly (we had less to do last half term - maybe some of the work could have taken place then?), we have been refused time out of class to write reports and co-ordinate subjects - even though we have policy writing deadlines to meet. I want to feel better about the situation, but I don't know where to start. If I go in on Monday and ask the observer for written feedback, I know I will tell her why just to get a reaction, and I really don't want to start down that road. Please help! x All of this, and we have three teachers on UPS3 who have been taken out of class because they were incapable of teaching a class, and they are organising workshops and shoving them on us with no bat of an eyelid from SMT.