I started as a Year 5 NQT in September in a really nice Catholic Primary School. I really enjoyed the first two terms but it has become increasingly difficult. In a recent staff meeting a question was raised by the Deputy Head who asked for responses to what she called 'a problem' in school. When I disagreed with what she had said, she screamed and shouted at me in front of everyone, the Year 4 teacher tried to step in (NQT last year) and we were both told we were on thin ice and to act our age by doing as we're told. I was completely shocked as I've always got on with the DHT. I've since had meeting with my NQT mentor who suggested that the DHT has always been like that but it's just because she is passionate about her ideas and that I shouldn't disagree (even if asked) because I haven't 'paid my dues' yet. Really unsure about this. My placement schools were nothing like this they were all very much about everybody sharing ideas and working together for the pupils but this school seems to have a divide with Senior Management making lots of the decisions, nothing gets communicated and then we get blamed when the LA come in and want to know why nobody knows about the new marking policy etc. Any advice? I probably sound stupid for complaining and I do understand the importance of the Deputy Head position, I want to stay at the school as I love the rest of the staff and my class (while very difficult - 3 statements and 7 SEN) are brilliant. Please help! I feel sick on going into school at the moment, worried that she'll walk into my class at any moment.