Hi there, I would like some help/advice with a problem I am having at school. I have deliberately kept this vague. Apologies. 5 weeks into the new term I was severely struggling with day-to-day marking (I am expected to mark all work, from all lessons, everyday) on top of which was piled assesments to mark and return within 1 week. I cracked, was in tears, Head was informed and they arrived to be very sympathetic and to offer to help with marking. The following week, Head again offered to help with some of day-to-day marking. At end of this marking, we had a chat about how (as I had mentioned already) I was not marking books as I was expected to and that this would need to change. I agreed. 4 weeks later I was handed a report, dated for 4 weeks prior, as if Head had discovered problem with book marking independently, it added other issues I was allegedly having and then had strategies that had been put in place and targets for me to meet. Some of which were dated to have happened 2 weeks prior to me being informed of them existing. I was also informed that this report had been passed to the LEA. I questioned some of the statements verbally, but was told they were correct. I decided to shut up. I don't know how serious this is or how to proceed from here (other than cautiously) This happened a couple of weeks ago now, and I realise I should have tken more concrete action before now, but to be honest I've been desperately keeping up with marking instead. Any help/advice would be much appreciated. Thanks, A very tired and stressed teacher.