Hello everyone I will try and make this concise. I'm an NQT, I've pretty much got through my whole nqt year without any major problems, been getting good observations and passed both terms without anything concerning being brought up. I just had my last observation today and it's all gone a bit wrong. I have a year one class and today my children were solving vertical additions and subtractions. My two top groups have been doing this for the last couple of months and have got pretty good at it. I came up with a similar lesson today and I thought it went ok to be honest. There was a major problem where I forgot to model carrying over the 1 into the tens column, but I was fairly confident my top three groups could get on with it so I brought back my bottom two groups and modelled it once more.I thought that would be the biggest fault of the lesson. I got my feedback and it was marked as unsatisfactory. The major problem was that Year 1 should not be carrying over numbers into the tens column and that this is Year 2 level work. The next problem was that my higher group apparently weren't getting it and not understanding the comprehension behind what they were doing. At the end of the day I went back to mark my books and the top group had got all the questions correct and the middles got some parts right. My bottoms struggled, but they weren't focusing on bridging through ten anyway. Then I looked at my assessment grid and right at the bottom of it it said 'children should be able to add and subtract with double digit numbers' . Then I looked at the year 2 maths overview, and one of the early units is bridging through ten and carrying numbers across columns. I'm feeling like I've penalised for pushing my kids? Now i''ve been told I will need to be observed again so this doesn't affect my end of year report. Can anyone help me decipher what is going on here? Sorry I was not concise at all.