I am aware that it would be best to phone my LA but I thought about getting some advice in the internet about my NQT year. I have been working as a supply teacher and teaching assistant since September. Since the beginning of last half term I have been working at a school as an Advanced Teaching Assistant with consistent hours and sometimes as a teacher on the odd half day. This sometimes this has required me to plan my own lessons. In both roles I am very much involved in the teaching as assessment with the class I have been working with. Today I have been offered to work a full day each week as a teacher to cover PPA for the foreseeable future. Talking to a college who has arranged this and who is also experienced being a mentor for an NQT, we are both unsure how and if there is a possibility that this work I have been/ will be carrying out. I feel that that the time I have spent at this school in either role has been really valuable to me because of the different situations I have been involved in, for example local authority advisers visiting, observing and acting upon their suggestions. Some of these experiences I feel could be put towards my core standard as I think they could be hard to come by, depending on if I was based at another school. I would really appreciate your opinion and advice. Thank you! L.