Hello! I am currently undertaking induction. Although feeling burnt-out, my mentor insists the school is supportive. I'd really appreciate an outsider's perspective! Is it the school or teaching in general? In September, I struggled with the volume of marking and asked for support which never came. I was also concerned about having no point of reference for what the presentation of the books should look like in this year group and showed them to members of the SLT. They said the books were fine. A few months down the line, I was called for a meeting following a book scrutiny. The marking in 15 books (out of 120) was not up to date. The presentation was "unsatisfactory". I was grilled. They were "disappointed." I clearly did not have a "passion for teaching." They said I was not meeting the Standards and threatened to fail me. I was offered support which never transpired. For the next two months, I was largely ignored and excluded from decisions about pupils in my class. I also struggled with the class, known to be the most challenging in the entire school. In it are children who are routinely violent towards children and adults, in addition to several statemented pupils who need constant one-to-one support. I was spat at on Day 1 and blamed for this because I "lack presence". I have tried my best, despite difficult circumstances, but have recently received another roasting because a parent thinks the homework set is too hard. I can prove differentiation, and believe the work presents an appropriate level of challenge, but this has lead to another book scrutiny, more suspicion and the accusation that I am lying. I have an interview coming up. The school threatened to give a bad reference because of this parent. During that meeting I broke down and cried. The pressure is incredible. Despite going to great lengths to support this pupil, including giving up breaks to provide one-to-one tuition, it is not enough. Finally, no real provision has been made for NQT time or meetings with my mentor and this is apparently my fault. These are the main bug bears but there are many more. Will it get better? Should I attend the interview for the new school? I have totally run out of steam but have received some glowing observations so am sitting on the fence about quitting entirely. TLDR: The past six months have felt like The Hunger Games. I would like to know if this is the norm, if I'm being over-sensitive and if it gets better. Thanks in advance!