Morning folks. Long post ahead. NQT here. I'm doing my induction at a sixth form Academy (maternity cover). I'm the sole member of my department and have no subject mentor. After waiting for half a term for some sort of subject support, I have been given a contact from another sixth form with a sister Academy. I am getting on well with year 12s as I plan all my lessons. As for year 13s, who had just finished the content before I started (now only revision classes), I was given a strict outline to follow with no maneuverability to deviate from the scheme or resources. The year 13s haven't responded well to me at all - having a new teacher coming to teach them so close to the exams, finding the lessons I've been following repetitive and boring, and even made comments on my subject knowledge and marking tolerance. After low attendance, the acting head of sixth form held a meeting to give the year 13s a stern telling off and a reminder of the importance of attending lessons. However, from feedback from others, it seems like the meeting turned into a hot gossip session about my inabilities and shortcomings. One teacher even noted that some students who attended the meeting had her lesson straight after and they continued to talk about me and what was said in the meeting and that she had to stop them as what was being said was disrespectful. I've had a word with the year 13 classes yesterday about me being tied down to what was set and the difficulties for teachers following others' lessons, but after speaking to my line manager I'm being allowed to plan my own lessons for year 13s after the easter break, but most of them seem switched off and apathetic. Most members of staff in the faculty are aware of my situation and are on my side but it's not helping with my stress. I feel like the academy puts more emphasis on students than staff. I've always been praised on my diligence but to get any sort of empathy or praise from middle management upwards here is elusive. I put on a performance for students while teaching and feel drained afterwards. I'm stressed all the time at work and burned out but feel like I need to plough on to get my induction done. I've been signed off term 2 with already meeting some standards and on track to meet the rest. I'm conscious as to whether my year 13 classes, attitude to learning and behaviour will affect me going into term 3.