It was in November when I joined a PGCE course by a training provider in Herefordshire. By that time the other trainees who started in September had completed the induction and where just commencing school placements. As a late comer I had to work extremely hard to be on top of things including assignments and reports. Although I started my placement late, I managed to settle down well in school and secured a “Good” in my end of placement report. By the second school placement, the incompetency of my training provider started to show. After waiting for up to eight weeks for a second school placement without any joy, I contacted a local school who agreed to take me on. Unfortunately, the placement was terminated after two weeks on the grounds of inadequate support. Three weeks later, my training provider sent me back to my old school where I completed my first placement for my second school placement. As upset as I was, I had no choice but to accept considering i was losing valuable time. This time, I struggled with the workload in school and meeting deadlines for assignments. I was attending school five days a week instead of four so as to get the school experience I needed in both KS3 and KS4. On Thursdays I did not make it home until 9 PM after Tutorials. This placement was a failure. I failed this placement as a result of these issues coupled with some misunderstanding with my mentor. Please help! Your thoughts on this would be very much appreciated.