Hi there! I was wondering if I can get advice on my NQT year/experience. I have started in a primary school in September in London and I am really not enjoying the experience. Like most people who I have seen post on here , who are dissatisfied, I work very long hours (70-80 hours a week). However I do not mind that as much since I expected it but I am very unhappy with the way that everything I do is criticised . Last year in my PGCE I have constantly got grades 1 and 2 so I was quite shocked by the negative feedback I receive without a single positive comment. I also feel that it is quite strange that without notifying me, I have different members of senior management team come in and do learning walks, book checks and more without warnings.I also received quite a bad first observation by the head (this was not an NQT observation , it was a school one) where the head had to return in a few weeks time. I felt shocked and a bit scared on passing my NQT year. After they have returned I had more of a positive feedback which I am glad about but of course not enough to change my mind about leaving the school. I have told the head that I am thinking of handing in my notice so I could leave in January but I am a bit concerned about their reference and them passing me in my first observation. I have a question about the three formal observations . Do you need to pass all three to get the NQT? Also, I am concerned that I will not have a good reference from them so will find it difficult to secure a place elsewhere in London. I have not started looking yet but would you say it will be hard in London to find a job? I was also wondering if there are any recommendations of agencies that I could use if I do not secure a job right away in January? Thanks in advance for the advice!