Dear Sage, I have currently finished my second term as an NQT. For the first term I was signed as "is making satisfactory progress" towards the standards. However, for the second term it has been put down as "not making satisfactory progress". During the two terms I have had three mentors (one for a sum total of 5 weeks). My current mentor has issued me with what sounds like an informal warning: if I don't start performing in the next four weeks I could be in danger of losing my job. The main issue is the pitch/differentiation of my lessons. I distinctly remember asking my first mentor for help with AFL issues, as this is something I knew I struggled with during my PGCE year. To make matters worse, I have just finished marking the children's assessments for the second term. Some of the children have not made progress and I know this is an additional concern that will be voiced when I return after the break. I don't know what to do. Should I quit now or wait and see how things pan out when I return after the break?