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NQT quitting

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by Oliviaframe, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Oliviaframe

    Oliviaframe New commenter


    I am an NQT who has completed a year but has had an extension for 1 term (So I am expected to work until Christmas and hopefully pass by then!) Although now I know why it is called an NQT Year, it is so hard to re-meet all of the standards in one term!

    I don’t want to fail NQT, but at the moment I feel like I’m not making head way with the standards, and I don’t know what to do. My ‘appraisal’ (Meeting with mentor) is on Friday (11.10.19) , we finish for half term next Friday (18.10.19) and I am unsure as to quit now so that I don’t fail the year or to keep slogging on.

    Can someone offer advice on what to do please.

    Thank you.
  2. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    Open and honest discussion with mentor? Ask them what you still need to do and whether they think you're going to get there. Are they supporting you well?
  3. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    As a mentor I'd hope my mentee would go through the standards and list very briefly which ones he/she is confident they're meeting and which ones need extra attention. Then I'd be lined up to discuss, agree self-assessment, and offer help or guidance for the gaps.
    mountainchris2 likes this.

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