I am currently doing my PGCE and I have failed my second placement - or more to the point, they wouldn't let me come back to the school after the easter holidays for the remainding 3 weeks of my placement. I was criticised on the front of a lack of subject knowledge and behaviour management. I had a successful first placement where I was teaching a subject which I enjoyed and only to KS5. My second placement involved me teaching subjects that I had little prior knowldge of and did not find of interest, teaching them to kS3. My mentor at the school would criticize me beyond belief and was what I believe to be extremely unprofessional (For instance the mentor questionned me about my sexuality, and the pupils were told I had a "teaching exam" when I was being observed.) The university has not found a school for me to go on to for the remainding three weeks of the placement. As a consequence of failing my teaching placement, I have to go in front of a external panel who will decide whether I pass/fail the course. I have wanted to be a teacher for so long and can't believe my dream is about to be cruelly taken away from me. I worked as a TA last year which I really enjoyed and also got some teaching experience in whilst I was doing my undergraduate degree. Any advice is much needed, thanks.