Hi, Has your headteacher told you that you are in danger of failing your NQT year? Have they put in support measures to help you to improve to ensure that you do not fail? When I did training on mentoring NQTs (several years ago now) we were told in no uncertain terms that if we thought an NQT might fail we should provide lots of evidence of both the shortcomings and the suppport we had put in to rectify this. Also have to notify the LA so that they can help with support. 3 observations for an NQT in 3 half terms does not sound like enough to me. Have other members of staff been observing you? If they did, what did they feedback? If they havent ask for them to. Has your mentor looked at the Professional Standards with you? If they have you should both have a good idea of your strengths and areas for development. If your only area for development stems from your observations by HT I think there is hope. You need to: talk to your mentor, ask for support from you school, ask for LA support - they must have someone who looks after NQTs. You could also talk to your union for their help. If you dont have a union please join one this week - it is essential cover for all teachers. I hope this is of some help.