Hi, I'm a NQT who started at a school halfway through the year. The previous teacher was kindly asked to leave for various reasons and I was the replacement, brought in on long-term supply. Anyway, here we are halfway through the last week of term, I have worked my guts out since March for this class (year 1) and this morning, 1 of my highest ability children told me that he's sad that I'll be leaving this week but his mum is happy because she doesn't like me. I was shocked, as I was unaware mum had any problems with me or my teaching, but the child said it in a very matter of fact way and I could tell that it's the truth. I asked if mum liked his report and his reply was 'yes, she liked my report, she just doesn't like you.' I then swiftly changed the subject as this was said in front of the whole class. I hid how hurt I am by this but the truth is I'm gutted. I've worked so hard and have always assumed that I'm liked by parents and children alike! But clearly not. Is this just a fact of teaching and something I should get used to and let go over my head, or is this something that I should tell colleagues about and/or talk to the parent in question about? I want to know WHY I'm not liked, if I don't know I can't change it. The child said his mum only liked the old teacher, I spoke to my TA about this and she said it's probably more due to the parent missing the old teacher rather than disliking me personally but I'm not sure? This parent is also a school governer which has given me more reason to be upset - she obviously knows schools etc and I can't think why she would tell her child that she doesn't like me!? Gah, what do I do!?