No work life balance, high stress, high pressure. Ofsted obsessed
My school has become a pressure cooker of stress, extremely deep planning, excessive observations, in depth marking and feedback and general mistrust from SLT.
We've had 4 principles in as many years, two of which seem to have been appointed by head office to pile as much onto teaching staff as possible to see who breaks and leaves then replace with nqts.
Expectations are unrealistic and the school is completely driven by league tables. Teachers are expected to do more with less (no ta support for an entire key stage) but are told that that is how most other schools operate.
Staff are singled out as not meeting standards, despite being previously good or outstanding teachers, "support plans" are put in place with even more pressure untill the staff member hands their notice in.
Avoid DRET at all costs unless you are willing for them to become your entire life.
My fellow staff are the most amazing group I've had the pleasure of working with.
DRET requires your entire life and possibly your soul as well.