Hi all, I'm posting this thread because I could really do with some advice! I am part way through my second term as an NQT. Long story short I have made a not so easy decision to resign. I have spoken to my HT about this. My reasons for resigning is because I haven’t really had the best of starts at my current school having not met the teach standards satisfactory - despite having good observations and no prior warning that I was ‘failing’. During the end of term 1 before the Christmas holidays I was told I was going to be moved out of my class and put into a new year group/class with another teacher. This change hasn’t really benefited me at all - I am not teaching and taking responsibility for the whole class yet - I really don’t see myself meeting the standards satisfactory next term. Having expressed this concern to my DHT – she expressed that there might be a possibility for my NQT year to be extended under the HT discression. However there is no guarantee. I have kept in contact with my union and student services throughout my induction period and they are supporting me in my decision to resign. I am now on the hunt for jobs! I will have 2 terms left of my NQT year wherever I decide to go. In terms of my personal statement how does that work? I had written one prior to obtaining my NQT post in my current school - but that was all based on my PGCE placements. As I didn’t meet the standards in my first term is it possible for me to still write about how I believe I have met them? I'm really not sure. I don’t believe that I am an inadequate teacher - especially leaving my PGCE with an outstanding. I just dont think that this school has been the right fit for me and the support was not there from the beginning. What do I mention that my reasons for leaving are? How much do I write about my current post in my personal statement? Although I have made the decision to leave my current post – I do not want to leave the teaching career as a whole. Because of what happened to me during the first term I do not feel confident enough that the school will pass me – and I really do not want to risk failing and never having the opportunity to teach again.