I mentioned this issue in a reply to another post today but wanted to ask explicitly. Background: I began my NQT year in January in reception. I'm not early years trained. I accepted the job because I desperately wanted to start teaching, it seemed a nice school and I was promised additional support to help with foundation stage. So I do take responsibility. However, the school seems to be having issues and support has been very minimal. I have to admit I'm not enjoying it. I’m finding it a huge struggle getting into the curriculum, setting, planning etc. Now I realise 6 weeks is a very short time. A lot of people will think I'm mad and haven't even given it a chance yet. I'm not asking this question because I've made a decision already. I simply want to know where I stand so that I can rest my mind and get on with things either way. I hope that makes sense. I certainly don't hate every minute of it, some things about reception I like and I wouldn't be mortified if I had to carry on in September. BUT... I also know when something doesn't feel right and I just don’t feel suited to this age group. I really miss ks2, I look back at my placements in KS2 as when I really LOVED teaching and dream about being able to go back there! I know if that was possible, I would flourish rather than constantly feel like a failure and not being able to be myself. Issues are- Are people generally allowed to change year groups during induction? I will of course be only 2 thirds through in September. I know it does happen, as some people even change schools, but do heads generally want to avoid it? Do all schools consider moving staff around or ask teachers what they would like to do? I know some schools give out evaluation forms or have short meetings, but not sure if all schools do, or if NQTs are included. This one is not easy to answer as it's mainly opinion - but do people think it would show me in a negative light to ask the head about this? Would it sound like I don't appreciate my job or my class, or that I'm no good at teaching? Anyway, please people don't hit me with a torrent of "you've not even given it a chance", "just be happy you have a job" etc. I know it's very early days and I am grateful to be teaching at all. I just want to know where I stand.