Hi Ok so I am writing for a good old moan after a very frustrating period. I feel I am a very good teacher. I've had super inspections, got a good track record on my CV, get on well with all colleagues and so on. I feel my classroom looks well organised, children well behaved and I keep on top of my workload and subject leadership whilst bringing lots of enthusiasm to the classroom & workplace. I am far from perfect but I'm the sort that likes to be good. If something is asked of me, I do it straight away. If colleagues ask for help, I'm willing. I like to learn new skills to make myself a better teacher and really like trying new things. So perhaps you get the idea about my personality and enthusiasm for the job. Recently I've been on a high. I've really been enjoying teaching my class and have developed the subject I lead quite considerably. I feel bubbly and excited about work and I'm keen to do as much as I can - both for the school and for my own CV. I love where I work and feel so grateful to work at a good school. However I have noticed that the SMT never notice me. I'm just ticking away as far as they are concerned. I'm not acknowledged by a 'Hi, how are you?' in the morning or a 'How was your weekend?' sort of comment. Instead when I am spoken to it's always something to do with work. But what's really perplexng me is why weaker staff are always chatting to the Head or SMT like they are best friends! Every break time, they sit in a little click discussing this and that over everyone in the room. Whenever I go to the Head's room, there will be the same colleagues there casually chatting by the door. The SMT give them support with planning, additional time and in some cases, quite considerable periods of absence are permitted without an explanation. I feel like I am working to the best of my ability but some colleagues are allowed time off. I have also been told I can not go on courses yet some colleague shave been on 2 already this academic year. (I went to the TES Exhibition last year and paid for the seminars myself and also went to BETT on the Saturday with my own time and money.) I feel like at my school you are given additional time if you're inadequate but none to extend yourself of you are good. Is anyone else in the same boat or do I just sound silly?