I have been informed that there's a chance my NQT contract will be terminated. I don't really want to go into details about it here, but I was just wondering what advice people would have if the worse comes to the worst and I end up unemployed. I have found my NQT year unbelieveably difficult. I was getting consistent 1s and 2s on my PGCE, and left as "good with outstanding features". Now I am struggling to reach satisfactory and my observations tend to be graded inadequate. I am doing everything I can to take the advice I am given, but it doesn't seem to be paying off. I took time off before Christmas with depression (something I have suffered from for years), and I've not been able to get back on my feet properly. If I had a load of savings behind me, I would have handed in my notice a while ago, because I really am struggling. However, I've had to keep going. I am very, very worried that I will be dismissed - I cannot afford to be unemployed and I'm not sure what options will be open to me. It's hardly the best environment to be released into, especially with a dismissal next to my name! I have spoken to my local NUT advisor, and he suggested supply teaching, though with the caveat that that's hardly a reliable source of work. Any advice for a panicked NQT?