Hi, I haven't posted before but feel so down already after only being back at work for a week that I thought it might be useful to get some opinions on my problem. I've just returned to my 3rd year teaching in year 4 at the same school (my first and only job since graduating). My deputy head announced that she was going to be joining me every day for my literacy lessons (as another helper in addition to my two TA's to boost our whole school focus on writing). She assured me that I wasn't to be nervous or uncomfortable as she wasn't observing me, only supporting a group. However, as the week progressed she began to 'feedback' her opinions to me, direct and alter my planning, and now 'as she says' intervene in my delivery as she feels that I'm not being clear enough in my teaching to the children. She has asked me to re-do my planning that I did over the weekend as she felt it wasn't clear enough. It probably isn't as I'm getting confused as to what I should be doing to please her, which is resulting in me losing my confidence with a topic that I have taught for the previous two years and had no problem with! I am so unhappy. I have a good personal relationship with the Deputy but have always disliked her observations as she tends to be very negative, rarely positive and extremely difficult to please and now I feel like I am being observed every day!! I'm not a very confrontational person and am probably the worst type of person to be in this job as I'm far too sensitive. I get on with everyone at school and especially my previous class children who all want to come back to me, therefore I feel that I don't want to leave and I certainly don't want to cause friction between me and senior management but I feel that I can't go on like this as the stress is making me ill. Any advice would be so gratefully received. I've reposted this from lifestyle forum as I wasn't sure where I had put it. I've had some lovely, supportive advise already. To clarify, I haven't had any performance issues, no problems with my previous class attainment levels etc. The deputy said when the term started that she would also be working with groups in y5 and y6 as an intervention strategy, therefore if I complain they may say that it's part of their 'pre-ofsted' improvement strategy, however I feel that the other two teachers won't be getting the negative feedback that I'm getting as they are both close friends of hers and one is SMT too.