Hi all, I have never posted before but have a string of issues that I just want some advice on. I am currently an NQT on a long term supply contract until christmas at a challenging school. Because I am on long term supply I am not on a nqt program and do not have a mentor. In the mix I have no head of department/ faculty and my line manager has a weekly meeting with my colleagues but not myself, she has said anything I want to address I can let my colleague know for the meeting. I have had a lot of issues with behaviour and have had very little support. This has been having a negative effect on my mental health and causing me a lot of anxiety. I emailed my line manager about 6 weeks ago with no response so then met with an assistant head. She contacted my line manager who approached me to arrange a meeting to try and get me some support. (this was about 5 weeks ago and still hasn’t happened) I feel like because I am on long term supply they do not want to invest a lot of time into me. I’m worried this is going to have a negative effect on my teaching practice in the future as I have just been trying to find my way. In the mix of this I have a gcse class who are extremely unengaged, do not take the subject seriously and 1/4 of them were put into the subject. They are behind on work from before I was teaching them but seem to have little desire to put the work in. I recently invigilated them sitting a mock paper and watched a lot of them not even attempt it. I have broken down every question explained what is required given them examples, marked example questions against the criteria and supplied tonnes of resources for support. I Don’t know how I can support them if they aren’t even trying. I apologise for splurging all of my thoughts into this thread!