I am an NQT who completed my PGCE in 2008. Since then I have taught in two separate schools in KS2. In both schools I was not supported properly by my mentor, I had considerable behaviour problems in my classes and I ended up suffering from depression. I left the first school after 1.5 terms which were wiped from my history by the LEA because the school had behaved so appallingly. I left the second school after 2.75 terms so that I did not fail induction completely andnow have 1 final term to complete and pass as the first two terms of my induction were rated as failures. I took a break from teaching for 8 months and then this summer term I started doing long-term supply in a local school and they were considering extending my contract into this year, however, I had an accident, had to take a week off school and they didn't want me back. I have now been virtually unemployed since July and my confidence is shattered. I am registered with an agency but the prospect of walking into a classroom on day to day supply in a class I don't know and with potentially no plans makes me feel physically sick. I know that I am great with kids and that I can plan and teach good lessons when I feel confident and in control but I am really concerned about what has happened to my career. I am 33 years old, have a mortgage to pay and am beginning to regret my teacher training. Over the summer I went back to working with teenagers which I really enjoyed, I also much prefer working in small groups and on a 1:1 basis with challenging young people and am very good at this. I am so concerned now that my history in schools will turn agencies and potential schools against me but feel that it is important for the rest of my career that I complete my induction and fully qualify. Does anyone have any advice or ideas about what I should do?