I am in need of advice. I have just started my NQT year at a Primary School. My mentor has taken an instant dislike to me and has made life increasingly difficult, Unfortunately, my headteacher is very close to her and takes everything she says as gospel.She has been obstructive, failed to pass information to me and even told lies to me and about me. My mentor is on the SLT and I feel limited in what I can do. My first term was difficult and I found it all a bit daunting, and I have to be honest I did not teach well due to nerves. I got a rollocking from my mentor and the head at the end of the first term and spent my half term reflecting and getting more organisation and structure to my teaching, this term I have been observed twice, once by my head and once by my mentor, both times I was graded as satisfactory (an improvement), my classroom learning environment has improved beyond recognition and was praised by an external consultant. To top it off we had the joys of Ofsted last week, I was observed three times by two different inspectors, I received two 'good' grades and an 'outstanding', for the first time I felt I was making progress. My mentor has not mentioned my success although my colleagues and head have been very complimentary, however, I was told today by my mentor that I will be getting additional mentoring from an AST as she has serious concerns about my ability and that she is failing me for my first full term. I am feeling incredibly frustrated I have achieved everything that was requested of me this term and my Ofsted was very positive and yet I am being failed, I have been told there are no issues with my classroom or pupil management and that my relationships with colleagues, pupils and parents are good and that the only problem is with my teaching.... I am also angry ( although I havent shown this) as I feel my mentor is on a power trip... apparently she has done this before. I feel like handing my notice in at the end of the term, doing some supply to rebuild my confidence and try again next year. Firstly, can I do this? secondly is it worth ringing my union? I dont want to rock the boat but my career in on the line. Any advice would be graetly appreciated.