Hi there, I am just coming to the end of my second term teaching year 3 as an NQT (i was with year 3 from sep but was finishing gtp year). Both year 3 class teachers had reviews today. They both went quite badly. The head is very unhappy with the lack of progress in our year. I know that my children have made progress, but on QCA tests, or even independent reading/writing there are a fair few 'middle achievers' who have only moved one sub level, if at all over the year. I feel incredibly disheartened and frustrated. My highers and lowers have made progress but the middles seem a bit stuck. Management expect all year groups to achieve 2 sub levels of progress per child per year group or we have them on our backs. My head said that our year 3 results could mean a fail from Ofsted (who we are due any day - oh joy). I received lots of good feedback in my training year, and in all observations this year so I know that my teaching is not a disaster. I do have nine SEN which brings my averages down and I am sure impacts on the whole class but still, most of them have made sub levels of progress. I have been really honest and gave levels based upon what children could do independently - not just in the session after 20 mins of carpet session, teacher modelled input. I believed that levels should be a reflection of retained knowledge that can be applied, no? I've talked to far more experienced teachers than me who have said that year 3 is a consolidation year, that progress in terms of levels often plateaus. Others have said that a KS1 2a is different to a KS2 2a say? Does anyone here have thoughts / experience on this one please?