I recently joined a school where the HoD made it very apparent I was not his choice and has done ever since. This person has constantly belittled me to the point where I have decided I'm incompetent and offered to resign after one term. This person constantly tells SLT and others I'm useless and must go. However, I have never had a lesson ob or anything from this person although my official obs have been positive. I came in to help out but the department has not provided much support whilst i teach all the schools exam classes, few resources and no checking of what I'm doing with them even though I've not taught the subject much, and certainly not this syllabus or exam board. I'm now being told if the results aren't good I'm in trouble having only arrived in January in my first post with little preparation etc - I have all exam classes at key stage 4 and 5. Furthermore, whilst not wishing to sound paranoid, the HoD has even shared jokes at my expense with students in the corridor who I teach in my presence and comments have been made by students which undermine me but I'm not sure where they get that info from unless they've read my personal file! The question is, is this just normal for NQT's and should I stop worrying about it or be concerned? I'm concious it's my NQT year but feel like a complete failure as a teacher and my confidence is shot - some lessons are not that good as i'm not as comfortable with the subject and teaching it all for the first time unaided whilst coming to terms with the rigours of teaching my first term. I'm now being told that I'm not up to it and should think about my career choice after one term - should I? My report and obs have been very positive.