I became a proud NQT in June 2010. I struggle to find work as most NQT's do. Finally, in January 2011 I managed to obtain a Year 6 temporary position in a school. The previous teacher quite clearly became slack with the classes behaviour and had to bribe the children to get them to be motivated in their work. I found it really hard to manage the class and the Year 5 teacher of the school commented that she thought the class had decided they were not going to like whoever was employed and took over the class. Maths is not my strong subject therefore I also struggled to teach this. After a couple of observations conducted on me, I was deemed an ineffective teacher. Prior to my employment at the school, I had mentioned on my application form that in Wales (where I had trained) the QTS tests were not applicable. The school claimed that they would be put into special measures if the children did not do well in their SATs. I had no meetings at all for support, or even an induction tutor until the school called in a women from the council to intervene. To cut a very long story short the HT said a lot of unprofessional things to me i.e.' I know a successful teacher within the first 3-4wks of employment and you ain't ever going to be a teacher, if you are I will quit my job' he also stated that if I stayed I would fail y first term. Therefore, despite having moved and having a contract with a flat just to work at the school, I had no choice but to leave. This experience made me realise that my PGCE had failed me in some ways i.e. I was not familiar with APP's and therefore levels that children should be at in a particular year or what the levels consisted of. Luckily, I managed to obtain a second job in a local school to my home town. I made my induction tutor aware that I was not familiar with APPs and she briefly spent no more than 10mins going through it with me. Ideally it would have been nice if she sat and levelled a child's piece of work with me and said why or why not it was a particular level. Admittedly I have had half an hour weekly meetings with my induction tutor which was great, but targets given to me were not properly supported i.e. she told me what to do, but not how to do it. There were a lot of crossed wires between myself and the HT at this school concerning deadlines for planning, IEPs etc too, which ultimately I ended up on 'capability' for. The council women from the previous school ended up coming to see me after another couple of observations that were deemed inadequate (judged by ofsted criteria, which I have read in numerous places on the internet that it is not recommended to judge NQTs on ofsted criteria.) It was decided that I would be put on an action plan where targets from the core standards would be simplified and evidence for meeting the standards would be made clear. However, this came across as nothing more than tight deadlines and strict targets of which I would have to meet with no support. 2 days ago I left the school. It was a huge shock to people associated with the school, particularly to the teacher whom I replaced who has recently informed me that the lack of support for NQTs has occurred three times before me including to her. My confidence is shattered. I no longer feel I want to be a teacher, yet I still really want to work with children. I am really thinking about making a formal complaint considering the amount of stress I have been under as a result of all of this, but dont know how to go about it. I'm concerned that no school will want to employ me now out of no fault of my own. All I want to do is feel settled in a job. Does anyone have some much needed advice for me?