I need advice! I'm currently completing an Early Years PGCE in a year 2 and I have 3 weeks left. This is my final placement and although I really enjoy teaching and the children are lovely, I feel totally unsupported by my class teacher (who is my school based mentor) I feel abandoned, she always leaves the class when I teach and either disappears completely or pops in and out to get books and whatnot. I feel awful because she is a lovely person (although I don't know if she likes me very much) I need so much more support as previous placements were all early years which is my comfort zone and where I want to end up, so coming to a whole new curriculum and doing the block with 80% teaching almost straight away has been very difficult. I have been there for 5 weeks and haven't been officially observed by the class teacher once, I have had 1 observation from my university based mentor and he was satisfied (although didn't get any specific grade- didn't suggest cause for concern or anything, he actually laughed it off when I suggested it, so can't be too bad I guess) I don't personally feel I have really made much progress and I'm worried it will get to the last week and I'll end up failing or having to extend because I have no official observations! I get support with initial planning (i.e objectives to cover and a few ideas) but it's the actual teaching I am worried about and assessments, I get the feeling she thinks I'm rubbish and on the next tutor visit he'll get told all I should fail. Would she contact the university if she thought that? I feel a little thrown in with little guidance! I have tried to evidence things myself for the QTS standards so that if there is an issue they can't be refuted because there is evidence, but not sure where to turn! I just want to get these last 3 weeks done and dusted and get back to early years. The countdown is on. Help!