Hi everyone. I am an NQT who has nearly finished the induction year. Did about 7 months at a school last year teaching a challenging Year 6 class and loved it. I got on well, had 2 HMI inspections and survived (school was just coming out of special measures) and am due to start at another school after being recommended to them by my previous school (as they no longer wanted NQTs there). However, I'm really really anxious about starting. I'm the sort of person who takes a little while to settle in and feel like I know what I'm doing. My previous school was quite small so I got to know everyone quickly, knew most of the kids in every class and by the time I left I felt like I really knew what I was doing. I have visited my new school and I just feel so out of my depth. It's much bigger than my previous school with three times as many staff and children. I don't know where anything is and everyone keeps telling me how hard the year is going to be as the expectations are so high (they are outstanding and I think they're due Ofsted too.) I found that I had to work hard at my previous school (barely any mentor support so I was doing most things alone, had to get my class through SATs when they were below their expected levels). I am finding it hard to sleep at night and find myself constantly worrying. I had to visit my old classroom to pick something up I'd forgotten and I felt so sad being in there. I would have given anything to be returning to that school where I feel confident and know everyone. I'm dreading the first day and being the 'new person' again. It's like I have to prove myself all over again to a group of people that don't know me. I'm worried about getting to know a new class, especially as I don't know very much about how this school works. Before, as my previous school was one form entry, it was just me and I knew what to do, but working with others will be different and I'm worried about doing something wrong. Am I the only one feeling like this?