Hi, posting on behalf of a friend who doesnt have access to TES. She is working at a challenging school, Satisfactory in its last ofsted. Teaching an extremely challenging year group (Year 1). First NQT report flagged as cause for concern, areas highlighted that some students are not achieving. Second NQT report given the day before Easter - again cause for concern, unlikely to pass... standards 29,30 given as the primary reasons for failure. This based upon observations and not an holistic approach, where the results of the children have been in line with expectations. She has been told that in the area she is in the county has mandated that any teacher not achieving "Good" by Ofsted standards cannot be given a job in a maintained school. Given the impression that even if she passes NQT she will be sacked because she would only be a satisfactory teacher. Obviously waiting on consultation with the union but it seems that the headteacher is acting in a very unfair manner here. The advice given that county will sack satisfactory teachers seems to be borne out of rumour and gossip - it isnt something I have heard of before? My own perspective, as a concerned friend, is that she is likely to be failed - for some reason the head doesn't want her there. This would be the 2nd NQT in a row who this has happened to, the last one forced out. What would peoples advice be? I have suggested that as she is extremely stressed and depressed by this situation she hands in her notice.