Rant begins: My NQT mentor gave me no support in my first term. I was totally thrown in at the deep end. I feel like she actually goes out of her way to avoid me, and she doesn't communicate with me at all regarding our shared classes. I find her cold to the point of rude. She talks down to me like she is talking to a very naughty child, even though I am 11 years older than her! She refuses to view me as a colleague, an equal, and I don't feel that she wants to be on friendly terms with me at all. I feel that she is hostile, and I do not feel it is appropriate or necessary to behave this way towards me at all. At the start of term 2 I asked for mentor meetings on a weekly basis, which she agreed to. I didn't realise that she wanted to set the day in stone though, as we've switched days during the past few weeks. This evening she's sent me a rude email, copying in superiors, criticising me for 'going home' rather than meeting with her. She hasn't actually spoken to me, or emailed me since Friday, so didn't confirm this meeting with me! I am so angry. I don't appreciate the insinuation that I have just gone home (I have loads of marking, who cares where I do it, home is quieter!). I don't appreciate her copying in everyone, trying to 'get me into trouble', as it were. I don't appreciate her pretending that she is wonderfully supportive, when she isn't. I don't appreciate her trying to create a stressful and hostile working environment for me. By the way, I think she's trying to cover her back with this email, in terms of trying to show that she is supporting me, because of something that is happening which I won't go into on here (I don't want to identify myself though providing too much info...). I want to reply to the email, copying everyone in as she has done, saying the above, but in a more polite way. Should I?