Up to 2010 it was a very rewarding and mostly enjoyable job. Then Gove arrived..Ironically, I have now got 18 kids a week and every parent says that I am looking after their academic, pastoral and exam needs better than their main teachers! They email the school but are left waiting. Requests never even acknowledged. This is insane, I only have most for an hour a week. It is so so bad in some schools, I wonder why the parents aren't sueing or going to the papers. Unfairly excluded kids who are gifted and talented, or just very frustrated lads who should have been handled from within the system, or kids who've been unwell...all excluded. Two strikes and you're out is nothing. Even worse, at least three local academies didn't need bother to set their students both English and English Lit mocks together last year as the poor teachers felt it was too much marking. Maybe. They could have adapted workload, tough, surely? I am now having to rush through whole topics when the mock results are not yet back in MARCH. Too many inexperienced, exhausted and demoralised teachers.