Hi just a bit of advice really, I'm into the fourth week of placement at a school which I am enjoying might I add. My concern is that my University tutor has made it explicitly clear we are not to be mentored by NQT's, and as you might have guessed...I am. My mentor is an NQT and the person who is actually supposed to be mentoring me is head of department but she literally has no time to to mentor me as she is co-ordinating other things in school.She does give me some feedback and with me teaching a double lesson of hers next week she will be observing this and giving me feedback on this. I don't have a problem with the arrangement but I am having to lie to my University tutor about who is really mentoring me. I am really stuck as I don't want to move school which is essentially what will happen if my tutor finds out. Will having a NQT as a mentor invalidate my placement?