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NO NQT Mentor

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by catherinewroee, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. catherinewroee

    catherinewroee New commenter

    So at the beginning of the year I had a great mentor, however he was moved to a different school in our academy on secondment for a year. My SLT said he would be in school 1 day a week to keep regular NQT meeting. He has not come back. They decided to give me a new MQT mentor who has no training on being an NQT mentor. In total over the year I have had 5 different mentors and now i have non! I'm terrified I'm not gonna pass because i have had no mentor to go through my evaluations with. I feel so unsupported. I have tried to speak to my SLT but they say 'oh its just how it is, you'll have loads of support next year'.

    Frustrated doesn't even cut it!
  2. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    Contact the named person at the LA, and you union, and advise them of the situation.

    There are statutory requirements that the school is meant to follow with regards NQT induction; this includes notifying you as soon as possible if they think there is an issue with your teaching, therefore they cannot turn around at this late stage and tell you that you're not going to pass.
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    This is an unsatisfactory provision and you need to complain to the Appropriate Body about the disruption to your induction. If you have had 2 terms meeting standards then there should not be an issue with the final assessment. The promise that things would be better next year does not apply because you will not get the statutory release time in your second year of teaching. You should ensure that there will be professional development opportunities in place - if not find a school prepared to invest in you.

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