Hello, I returned from mat leave 4 months ago to a school with generally lovely, hardworking children, reasonably supportive but high pressure parents, and a staff team who know me well and are very supportive towards each other. I am enjoying having a job to go to and a break from being mummy at home, and I'm happy with childcare arrangements for LO. But I can't keep up with this level of work, even on part time contract of 4 days a week. I work from the moment I get to school at 8am until I leave at 5:45pm but I am still taking work home with me, which I don't get time to even begin until 8:30pm after doing dinner and house jobs, by which time I am shattered. I have started getting headaches which I'm sure are just down to exhaustion, and dizzy spells because I am constantly on the go. My partner is helpful but works shifts so he often needs to go to bed as soon as I walk in the door and he has no understanding of the non-stop nature of my day. School is due an for an ofsted before the end of this academic year and we have traditionally floated around "ok" under its various labels, so the pressure is on to show "progress towards outstanding" etc- I've been to meetings and power points galore since I came back. Is this just how it is, or do you manage to reduce the working hours to something less all encompassing? What else can I do to cut down on the hours? I'm in a new year group (Y5), but I use marking key, peer assessment etc- there is just so much to fit in. I have been seriously considering resigning, even though I am a good, experienced teacher, the management have faith in me and the children enjoy learning in my lessons, as much as kids do anyway. It's just that I'm exhausted. And it's only the first day back after half term. Any advice?