Hi James and all, I'm an NQT working in year 5 in a challenging primary school in Hampshire and I'm just not enjoying my job at all. The main issue is my partner year 5 teacher. She is mid-thirties, is single and lives on her own. She seems to fill her life with her job, works all hours and all weekend. I have different priorities to her, I make sure I have time off at lunch, I leave work at 5pm every day and do 3 hours of work on Saturdays and then stop (mainly because my Dad works abroad during the week so I only see him at the weekend). Anyway, the main issue is that she is controlling and underminds me a lot. Then she wants me to come up with ideas and make sure it's not all her but I can't for fear of being put down and my ideas rejected again. I feel on edge and nervous around her all the time for fear of what she's going to say or do next. I have talked to my mentor who was very supportive and said that as long as I can say that I am doing my fair share of the work I shouldn't worry about it. My partner teacher does do more than me but mainly extra things that she chooses to do. I don't feel that I can go to her personally with these things because I am slightly afraid about what she'll say to me. She's very passive-aggresive I've noticed. She also *** a LOT about other colleuges and now I am paranoid that she's talking about me (probably all in my head) Has anyone got any advice? I'm going to be looking for another job for September, I don't really want to be in this school anymore.