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monkeysox Wed 19-Oct-16 19:10:04

I have reached it. I'm so finished with this shit.

hesterton Wed 19-Oct-16 19:11:23

What's up?

hesterton Wed 19-Oct-16 19:12:05

End of this half term in sight flowers

MooPointCowsOpinion Wed 19-Oct-16 19:12:41

Oh no. What's happened?

Scorbus Wed 19-Oct-16 19:50:18

Hope you're ok flowers

theluckiest Wed 19-Oct-16 21:23:21

I hear you. Today has been shit for me too. Not totally completely shit - still like the kids - just the hoops to jump through seem to get harder, higher and more out of reach. Hope you are ok.


monkeysox Wed 19-Oct-16 21:26:35

Not enough time to do everything they are asking. Kids are vile creatures. Dont think.i.can make it to Xmas.

user1471470141 Wed 19-Oct-16 21:26:52

Apologies for not having worked out how to change to a better name but I was in tears in the toilets today if that makes you feel better.

70ontheinside Wed 19-Oct-16 21:32:34

I felt just like you last week, I was a sobbing mess in the staff room.
This week seems much better, for now. I'm glad I held off with the resignation. See what you feel like in the half term? The 31st is a Monday, you can still hand in your notice after the break.
Any support from higher up in sight?

monkeysox Wed 19-Oct-16 21:34:39

No. I think they'll end up with no staff at this rate.

70ontheinside Wed 19-Oct-16 21:35:07

If you are my colleague and we had the same telling off today: fuck them, they're a bunch of fuckwits who don't know what they're doing 99% of the time!

leccybill Wed 19-Oct-16 21:36:59

Kids are tetchy and tired and so are we.
Horrid time of year in teaching too- work piling up, meetings and deadlines aplenty.
Hang in there flowers

9troubledwaters Wed 19-Oct-16 21:37:22

Telling off about what 70?
Primary or secondary?

70ontheinside Wed 19-Oct-16 21:39:47

I don't want to out myself, it was some stupid, nitpicky, completely irrelevant but very (!!) important nonsense.

user1471470141 Wed 19-Oct-16 21:45:59

I just feel I can't do right for doing wrong at the moment. Useless management, no discipline, no resources nor support and yet they expect miracles. i can't get my head above water because I am so exhausted by the time I get home I can't think straight.

elephantoverthehill Wed 19-Oct-16 21:48:27

Let me guess, you hadn't spotted a spelling mistake on the book trawl, during a learning walk the objectives were not visible on the white board because the lesson was underway and you had changed the slide, you fucked up on 'Show my homework' and a parent complained. During a learning walk you lesson was slow to start because the students were late from their PE lesson. Any other suggestions?

PberryT Wed 19-Oct-16 21:50:36

Elephant is do you work in my school.

Now we have the "pupil voice" to contend with. The staff were shown a video of the kids essentially slagging us off. Then the head wondered why morale was so low. hmm

70ontheinside Wed 19-Oct-16 21:54:35

I think we're all in the same school!

elephantoverthehill Wed 19-Oct-16 21:58:51

We had a student voice sample taken today, I am sure the students reactions will really be positive hmm

robindeer Wed 19-Oct-16 22:00:35

We may as well all be in the same school. As long as we're all teaching in England, things are going to be shit for us. Until we get a new government I can't see anything changing.

Makemineacabsauv Wed 19-Oct-16 22:06:35

It's not just in England ... We are the same in Scotland, staff in tears, staff off sick with stress and management doing anything apart from actually managing anything - more interested in getting everyone into cliques and breaking up a team. The endless demands and the amount of time taken up with sheet and utter nonsense is exhausting and demoralising.

SheStoodInTheStorm Wed 19-Oct-16 22:12:46

Oh wow. Not alone!

I spent my whole lunch break crying in the cupboard today. I am wondering how much longer until I break.

user1471470141 Wed 19-Oct-16 22:14:00

I'm in Scotland too and the majority of people I work with are at breaking point because they are trying so hard to keep on top of everything but have realised the management haven't a clue about what they are asking of the staff. I think I would need a year without a class to even begin to feel like I was in control and on top of all the new developments.

70ontheinside Wed 19-Oct-16 22:17:17

I have been in a new school since September and I love the positive feedback and supportive atmosphere in the department <insert hysterical laughter>

leccybill Wed 19-Oct-16 22:20:34

Ofsted last week and full subject review this week. Kill me now!

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