At times I get very frustrated with aspects of my school which make my job difficult. Sometimes I feel that there are enough demands and difficulties from the government and children without additional barriers being put in my, and my colleagues', way. When I try to be constructive and raise these obstructions and difficulties with SMT I get the impression that I'm being unreasonable and unrealistic and certainly things don't change. So I'm wondering if my school is typical. Are there things which make your job extra difficult but which could be dealt with?