Another year over - and teaching is getting harder and harder.
I am utterly fed up of seeing good teachers made ill -
even driven to break downs by the pressure.
I see children and young people stressed as never before -
many of Megs friends were crying in exams - or even overcome by panic attacks.
I am disgusted by the ever increasing politicisation of our education system -
of curriculums chopping and changing on a politicians whim -
nothing properly trialed -
nothing properly resourced.
But then - I get a letter of heartfelt thanks from a parent -
and it makes it all worthwhile -
for a time longer at least.