Hello, I'd really appreciate some advice on this relatively delicate matter. I am an NQT on a temporary contract working at a very challenging inner city primary school. Desipte the many challenges that I have had to face over the past term I have triumphed over evil and come out of the other side with many successes. The problem is my partner teacher. I was warned about her - many people told me "watch out, she's very selfish, she's so competitive, nobody likes her." But I wanted to make my own mind up and started the term with a positive working relationship, sharing everything, picking up her slack when her share of the planning wasn't in on time. People commented on how well we worked together but the praise was always directed at her - "look how well you're guiding inferno6! etc etc" Now, I am a very hardworking person. Especially seeing as I'm on a temporary contract I want to prove my worth. Every bit of paper work, every topic planned, every IEP or IBP has always been handed in on time, and to a high standard. Somehow she gets away with murder. It doesn't matter if she misses deadlines, or doesnt plan her lessons. I'm also not the type of person to complain about things either (despite how I may be sounding now!) I have mentioned all this to my mentor, and she is already aware of these traits. Her advice was to take control of my own classroom. So i did. I planned everything for myself. And to the benefit of my class. They have all made good progress thanks to the provision I have made. The headteacher is also impressed with my efforts and praised me in front of the whole school. Partner teacher did not like this. She did not like to see me succeed. She has tried everything in her power to convince me we need to "work together and share everything" I can see her point. But I am also concerned at how much she is trying to hold me back. Any good idea I have had, be it a piece of work, display, dance routine...she has taken and attempted to make better for herself, hogging the glory and not giving me any credit. I'm at my wits end now. I want to have a positive working relationship with her but she is making it incredibly difficult. We have specifically been told by senior staff to do what is in the best interests of our class. In my case I feel that planning solely for my class (who are of higher ability than hers anyway) is the best thing. How do I approach this tentatively without getting into the whole politics of it all?! She has already made it clear to me that she wants to plan together again, but from past experience I am loathed to do so for the above reasons! Am I making a big deal about nothing? Should I just suck it up and let her take the credit? Help!