Hello all, long time Lurker here. Here is the background of my tale: I am an NQT at a primary school, having passed my PGCE in August. I was taken on in October due to another teacher being dismissed suddenly and was happy in the role. I told the school from the original interview that I found planning tricky and would need support (which I feel was largely given). Things were progressing well and I passed the first part of my NQT assessment. However, at the end of the third term it appeared that I had arranged our topic's final pieces 'a polished product' incorrectly. Furthermore, it was revealed that I had been marking incorrectly for this whole term. The meeting was not a positive one and created an atmosphere for the rest of the school year. I was put on probation, given an action plan and given until the end of term 4 to make progress. I raised my concerns and suggested my mentor working more closely with me, as I felt these things had occurred due to miscommunications. Now, at the end of term 4, I have been informed that I will not be passing my probationary period and have been offered an exit meeting with the head and HR to explain why this has happened. I had been expecting this since the third term and because I feel I have gained some valuable experience in the role, I am not upset. I have resigned (upon the advice of my NQT liason officer). My question is whether there is a benefit in attending an exit meeting? On the one hand it might be cathartic for me (and useful for the school) to have a written record of why I see I have not met my probation requirements (dwindling support and miscommunications). On the other, the resignation is final and this will not change anything. So, in the communities experience, is there anything I stand to gain by attending an exit interview?