After a long and arduous journey, I've managed to find myself a permanent position for next academic year. I'm about to finish my NQT year, and now my brain has decided to compensate for the fact that I don't have to worry about work for September, because I'm convinced I'm going to fail my NQT year! I know it's bloody stupid, and I've been told this, but no one amount of reassurance is stopping me from worrying. I've been with the school covering for the HoD while she's on maternity leave, it's been a wonderful opportunity and I've been regularly told that I'm doing an excellent job. I have a great relationship with my mentor, the staff and kids, and my lesson obs have been bordering on outstanding. In addition, my NQT folder is obsessively neat and just about up to date. Due to how busy this term has been at school, I've not been observed (but I have been observed 5 times over the year). My first for this term is on Wednesday, and I'm worried that I'll get a satisfactory and get told that I've effectively taken a 'step back' and will fail. It's ridiculous, and I hate how I make up these daft scenarios in my head, but it's been bugging me silly. Has anyone ever had a really good first couple of terms and messed it up in the 3rd? I just feel like it can still muck up despite overall having a good year.