I have completed half a term as a NQT and have not enjoyed it. I have had one observation so far and it was rated good so it isn't like I am miserable because I'm failing. My school doesn't have the good staff relationships that my PGCE placement schools had. Staff don't socialise at break/lunch times and as I am alone in a building on the outskirts of the school I feel very lonely. I haven't had much support, I had my first observation just before Christmas and feedback and this was the first time I had met with my NQT mentor. I work 4 days a week and the NQT meetings they hold are on my day off which doesn't help. My hod is winding down to retirement this year and really doesn't give two monkeys about anything, he doesn't even understand the courses I am delivering as he only teaches A Level so is of no support. There is noone coming along to say 'Georgia when you have completed this marking I'll check it or this is where the marking needs to go once complete etc'. My contract is only temporary and I think they are just leaving me to it because they know the post holder will return in a few months and clear up any of my mess, which is bound to be left as I am a NQT receiving no guidance. Any conversation I have with my hod involves him referring to the fact that I am temporary. It's funny because the head teacher came up to me and said she might have a permanent part time job for me in September but I really don't want to stay. I could literally have spent the last half of a term not planning a single lesson and doing anything with the students, noone would know or it seems even care. I teach Psychology which is offered at my school for Yr 10 plus and the course was actually piloted for students who didn't 'fit' anywhere else so I have low ability students and those with social/emotional difficulties. I don't mind this but behaviour can be struggle on top of the fact that the course can be quite tough for the kids. Sorry needed to get that off my chest.