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Teaching anxiety

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Inclusioneer Thu 22-Nov-12 08:05:23

That did come across as quite harsh cricketballs. As a teacher it is not possible to be perfect 100% of the time and to someone who is a prefectionist, or has anxiety issues, that can weigh heavily. I have seen good teachers go under because they just couldn't see that they were good.

HtotheS you have to have targets as part of your performance management round, but they should be set in collaboration with you not just handed to you. Can you go back to your HT and talk through breaking them down into smaller steps that seem more manageable to you?

Are you under Occ Heath with regards to your return to work? Is there anybody you can talk to about how the job is making you feel?

cricketballs Wed 21-Nov-12 23:50:57

Sorry to sound blunt and not sympathetic but if you are currently teaching then you should be up to meeting targets (as long as they are not over ambitious for a member of staff with your amount of experience/pay scale) If you are not then you should not be teaching

HtotheS Wed 21-Nov-12 20:25:51

I've been back at work since July I'm a teacher. I've been mentally unwell diagnosed with bi polar.

I've only just got back into the swing of things when we have a local authority review.

I did okay but some areas of my teaching needs improving.

I've been given 3 quite hefty targets that I'm getting observed on in the next 6 weeks.

I really feel under pressure about it. I know everyone needs targets but I feel I need more time to get back into work and get my head around how to be the best teacher I can be.

AIBU in thinking I shouldn't have these targets? The headteacher by the way thinks I an easily meet the targets.

I just feel the pressure and feel anxiety over it

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