Dear James I am in a really sticky situation at school and it just gets worse and worse. At the end of term two (after a whole term of almost no support and having complained twice) I asked my mentor if I was in line to pass. She said there were issues with my professionalism but she refused to say what they were. This came as a huge shock as I was totally unaware of it, and no-one else (including senior staff) knew what she was on about. I then had an observation in my second subject which was unsatisfactory (this was the only observation that had ever been unsatisfactory). The head was furious and hauled me in at the start of the new term after having had a meeting with my mentor. My mentor had been keeping a log of every flippant remark (and joke) I had ever made about really silly things all taken out of context and handed this to the head. The head threatened me with a disciplinary and told me I had now failed term 2 (despite my report saying I was meeting the standards). She also said if I discussed the meeting I would be suspended. I got the union involved and so the school immediately put a support plan in place for my second subject and just said they were concerned for my professionalism, nothing else. The school also told me off for going to the union. Anyway I recently had 2 satisfactory observations for my second subject and when I asked my mentor and NQT coordinator if I was passing they refused to say. My mentor even said she would have to review my evidence as she has little evidence of planning (despite a whole teacher planner and folder full of plans that she's seen). It feels like they are trying to fail me but I don't know why. I have done nothing wrong, I always did everything that was asked and more and whenever I asked for help I was told off. I have already been to the union. Should I go again? I thought they had to tell NQTs if they were failing? I certainly have never had this in writing!