I've re written and deleted most of this post twice as it was a lengthy moan fest. I'm struggling atm. Having to work in the place where I've been rejected twice for a permanent job is very difficult especially as I have a challenging class. A challenging class that I was asked to take as it "wouldn't be fair for a new staff member to take it." My work/life balance is seriously screwed up.
So I'll just mention this one positive thing. Our HMI report went public this week. The education dept press release had this little extract:
"In both the primary and nursery classes, children are now making good progress in their learning and the standard of children’s writing and numeracy in P1 and P2 is high. Across the school, the pace of learning and level of challenge have improved which has led to better progress in literacy and numeracy overall."
I was the P2 teacher at the time of inspection. No other classes were named. The highest authority in education in Scotland has noted that standards in my class are high. I'm desperately trying to be happy about it.