Hi all, I'm one week into my first job as an NQT and completely demotivated and fed up already. I completed my PGCE in July after a really stressful and difficult year with personal problems and was over the moon when, in May I managed to secure my first teaching post. It was a temporary post to cover maternity in a reception class. I had had a few interviews before getting the job but every one I had attended had eventually gone to an internal candidate and I'd received really good feedback from all the interviews. Everyone here will know what a relief it is to get your first teaching post and I felt like things were getting back on track. Partly out of nerves, and also other questions I had about the post I didn't clarify the length of the post at interview and was led to believe it would be a year long post. On being offered the post that night I asked the HT how long the post would be for and was told 1 term. I deliberated over this but reconciled that it was a good school, with many challenges that I would learn a lot and benefit from, and I would get a third of my NQT year out the way and was guarenteed income til xmas. I'd be able to apply for jobs for January onwards to complete my induction. It wasn't ideal, but I appreciated how competitive the market was in our area and felt lucky to have a job and felt I could really make a difference to some of the children giving them a good start and receiving good training. One of my questions in the interview had been about the NQT package and was told I would receive great support, obviously getting my PPA and NQT time, guided through a self-audit package to enable tailor-made training specific to my needs and the HT would be my NQT mentor. I found out this week the school are not registering me as an NQT (and only found this out because I took the bull by the horns and asked the headteacher about timetabling and said I hadn't received any notification of my induction programme, nor my contract). I was then told in no uncertain terms that they would not be registering me "just in case" the lady on maternity decided to come back early as they need to keep her job open. I would not get any further training, would not get my extra planning time and would be expected to submit all my planning weekly but not to be at a standard lower to any other teacher in the school. Also kindly informed that we are due Ofsted and they expect at least a good if not outstanding and will be disappointed with me otherwise. Just feel totally overwhelmed by everything and stupid. I figured as I had asked about NQT support I would receive and they detailed this (even using the words "you will receive") that I would receive it. My TA felt this was unfair and spoke to the teacher on maternity who said that she had told the school she was definitely not coming back earlier. So I can't understand why this can't count towards my NQT. Feeling a little bit sorry for myself atm, as I just feel I'm expected to be as experienced as someone who has been doing the job years, when essentially as an NQT I am still learning. I feel I would have been better off doing supply, as feel constantly under pressure to do everything without any support or training and as such may "miss something". To make matters worse all my support staff/nursery nurses etc are all really demotivated with new working conditions/expectations so it looks from the outside that everyone's really unhappy since I came in, which they have told me is not the case. Sorry for the rant, just feel totally messed around and essentially used. Thanks in advance for any replies.