I'm at my first placement on my PGCE, and last week had a particularly bad lesson, behaviour wise in particular. Nothing was said to me at the time, and it was only yesterday that I was asked to have a 'meeting' with my subject mentor andthe class teacher. The class teacher had also asked me to take that day's lesson 'off' and that she would take it- I assumed she was going to talk to the class about their behaviour, and thought it might be embarrassing for me to be present. However, at this meeting, I was given the observation notes from this lesson, containing not one single positive comment, and pretty much claimed that I did not care about the children at all. I was then told that in that day's lesson, contrary to my belief that the pupils would be reprimanded for their behaviour, she had invited them to comment on everything they didn't like about the lessons I had taught thus far. Neither the class teacher nor my subject mentor seemed to think anything was wrong with KS3 pupils being invited to criticise their teacher without the teacher even being there to defend herself, however, I am shocked, as are the few other people I have spoken to about the matter. I taught the class again today, and the teacher commented on noticing an improvement. I was obviously very nervous at the prospect of teaching a class who had openly been asked to criticise my practice. The biggest troublemakers in the class were, by chance, off, and most of the rest seemed fine, altough one girl refused to respond to me or even aknowledge me for much of the lesson, which I feel she thinks is appropriate because her normal class teacher has as good as told her that I am not worth listening to. I am not sure what to do about this situation- I feel that I should inform my university tutors, but at the same time, I don't want to make life more difficult for myself by causing the class teacher to dislike me for causing trouble for her.I'm also not sure what theuniversity could actually do about the situation, however, my gut feeling is that this was srong, and someone should know. I do apologise for the incredibly long post, but if anyone has any advice on the situation, it would be much appreciated.