This is a story, all about how, my life got flipped, turned upside down. I'd like to take a minute, so sit right there, I'll tell you how i failed my action plan and lesson observation. In Greater London, placed and trained, in the classroom where i spent most of my days, teaching, marking, working all hours, helping out in events outside of the department. When a couple of pupils who were up to no good, started having trouble in their understanding. I got into one little hailstorm and my mentor got scared, 'you're going on the action plan with yout PCM and borough manager.' I whistled in boredom and when the email popped up, it was marked urgent and a meeting was set. If anything, I say damn this is bad, 'yo run to PCM's office.' I pulled up to the building, about 1 or 2 and yelled to my ego, 'yo, bring it down a notch.' I looked at her office, I was finally there, to sit in my chair as the start of the action plan. (true story in a nutshell, below is the update) I had my lesson observation as one of my target (i had 3) for the action plan. The target was subject knowledge. My previous observations were really good except this one. It was bad luck, the board stop working, I was nervous and carried on without the board where all my slides were. As a result, it took the pupils longer to understand. I was told a significant number of pupils did not understand nor made progress. Now, I am worried of the outcome. I won't know until tomorrow but there could be a possibility of me being fired. I have passed my first term with flying colours. I was put on the action plan and was told by my mentor and PCM that i have shown a positive attitude towards the action plan with determination to succeed. Unfortunately, my mentor and HoD feels that I have not yet achieved the target on subject knowledge. They believe I know the topic but didn't explain it well enough for pupils. I need advice as I am worried that I will fail my NQT and not have a chance in teaching ever again. Please let me know what your views are and what I should do.