Only read the OP. My positive addition, Impis, is that most if not all of my days - these days - are like this. More to the point, IS IT WITHIN MY CONTROL as to whether or not the programmes and sessions I run are a success because - apart from having time to plan, organise and deliver effectively (with resources to match) - I AM EMPOWERED AND TRUSTED WITH THE PROFESSIONAL RESPECT to make my own decisions and see these through, in my own way. And, forgive me if there is a touch of negativity here, I know that there are many working in mainstream education who simply don't have it as good as me. I -perhaps we - are incredibly lucky. This is how education should be. Always.