Hi all, Am currently working out my induction period on a part time basis (not through choice) and am struggling with the nqt side of things. I am in a Year 1 class, who are all making progression; they are a notably "lively" class with some EAL, SEN (children still working at P-levels) and GAT children. I feel I have developed a great rapport with the class and on the whole am pleased with how they are getting along. However, I am struggling when it comes to the admin-side of the induction period, my mentor has only met with me once for half an hour at the start of this term (despite my induction starting in January) after observing me once and telling me that I was "just satisfactory". We have since had an inspection at school, where a lot of pressure was put on me (and everyone else, but my pep talk included the lines "you need to be better than satisfactory if you want a career in teaching".) although the inspectors were very postive and graded me "good", even giving my lesson a special mention in the report. My "mentor" has given me a list of tasks that I need to complete and told me that I should be compiling an NQT file of evidence (although I have been working at the school since September this was only mentioned to me at the start of this term); I now need to write daily reflections, collect evidence of marking to AFL, APP, long-term maths planning (although it is not school policy to complete detailed lesson plans), create a number of smartboard resources and lesson evaluations, among others. I have been reprimanded for using my NQT time (which is sometimes given to me on the day) for planning as i should be reporting to my mentor and letting her allocate how I spend this time. Last week I was observed by the head (as I have mentioned that I am looking for fulltime work in Sept and he did not make an observation of me prior to appointing me) and it admittedly was a disaster lesson, but have been "recommended" that this observation doesn't count and that I do it again - so am being observed this Friday again. It was also agreed that I spend time shadowing another teacher so I can see "good practice". I am wondering if all NQTs are assessed in the same way? Are you all graded everytime? I was under the (apparently incorrect) impression that NQT would be similar to PGCE, in that observations are used to highlight areas for development and to check off which standards have been acheived. I have spoken to all of the other teachers in my year group for their advice and guidance about this lesson, and I have made a plan for my observation, but my mentor has already passed condemnation upon it. I would appreciate if anyone could take a look for me? I passed my PGCE with very high grades and constantly received both constructive criticism and praise, and do not believe that I am a bad teacher; however my confidence is gone now, and I feel like I am incapable of planning and delivering a decent lesson despite never having had a bad observation whilst I was training. Am interested to hear your thoughts and experiences on this.