I started a post in September on supply basis whilst they were looking for a part time member of staff, to cut the story short, I was given little planning so that I wasn’t at an advantage when it came to applying for the position of part time teacher, anyway I got the job. I am now a few months into the post, I have not been given any schemes of work, when I ask I’m told yes there are some but I am never given them. I job share with the head teacher in FP. Our school action plan states that skills planning is in place, yet when I ask for the plans I am never given a straight answer and not given any planning- to say the least this term has been a struggle and I have doubted my ability many times. I am utterly confused to how the school does the planning; it seems very different to how I was taught using the skills framework document at university 2 years ago. As far as I gather from the one science skills document I have been given, my LEA works on subject skills ladder and I am told I should use this as my learning intention, but what confuses me is where the NC skills framework for 3-19 year olds fits into this? I was taught to focus on one skill at a time, but now I am told otherwise! I am one utterly confused person right now! If anyone could help me I would be extremely grateful. I am trying to get any plans that the head has for next term so that I can update, amend or whatever but it’s like drawing blood from a stone, either there are no plans, yet he tells me otherwise, or he stores plans in his head. Please can anyone offer advice for good practice, I don’t feel like I am getting the best start to my teaching career!