Hello Over the past few days I have been reading the threads about your awful situations and would like to say a massive thank you. I am going through a very difficult situation at work myself, which in the past 6 months has meant I have spent weekends in tears and just when I think things are getting better they just get 10 times worse! It has made me realise that I am not alone and thatI am dealing with my situation in the best way I can. It is such a shame as I adore the children so much and wish I didn't have to leave them but sadly my sanity is my priority (how selfish, right?) My heart goes out to you all. My one piece of advice would be - look after yourself and remember that a teacher who is living life in fear every day is never going to be effective. A management who doesn't realise that is not effective and you need to look after yourself first and foremost. When you are given kind and effective support and guidance, rather than constant criticism you can grow and develop as a practitioner. Get yourselves into places where that is possible. The next few months are going to be hard - but we can make it to the end of the year. Those of us venturing on in September - the end is in sight!