I'm having a few problems on my current placement - I'm in my first year of a BEd, and it's my second placement this year - and my second placement with the same partner! I'm not the most confident of trainees, but I'm really trying my best to put myself out there and do well. We are with year 6. Anyway, it's out 3rd day with this class and teacher. I feel the teacher is okay - she doesn't seem overly enthusiastic that we are there, but is nice to us, has given us all of her planning, allowed us to do things such as register, lead numeracy starters, work with groups and such - no problems there. The problem is my partner; she follows me around, constantly. If we're sat on the side of the classroom observing the teacher, when the children are set off on independent work I immediately ask the children about the work, help them, and find those who are struggling so I can sit with them and encourage them. As soon as I get up, she gets up. It's like she is waiting for me to get involved, before she can feel okay to. We observed a P.E lesson as it was the first one we have seen of that class - she literally followed me like my own shadow. If I moved a step, she moves a step. If I move to a different side of the game or group, so does she. At one point she bumped into my arm following me - I had taken two steps. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad we have others in the same school and are not completely on our own for our first year - two other trainees are in the opposite class of the year group - we all plan together, sit together at lunch etc, and it's lovely. It's just constant - if I wait for the end of the line, so does she. If I walk in the middle of the line, so does she. If I say I want to meet a certain subject co-ordinator, she wants to come with me - but won't arrange it herself, that is down to me! We have tasks to complete together such as displays and planning - lovely working with her. But mirroring my every step is really grating on me; she's infringing on my personal space and bubble, and it makes me feel nervous and just suffocated! I want to be judged for me rather than us being lumped 'the students' or 'the ladies' as she is with me every second. What do I do? I don't feel I can tell my tutor as it will appear as if I'm complaining when I really just want to get on with what I want to do rather than worrying about her constantly.