Well the first term is almost over and good grief it has been tough! I felt like things were going well, felt happy and comfortable and then my mentor started to stab me in the back. She wouldn't let me run my ideas past her for an observation for her advice and support (it turned out to be a bad ob). I have since had a second ob and came out as all 'Good' with some 'Outstanding' but unfortunately it has not lifted my spirits As much as I do feel some relief and some pressure lifted.......my goal now is just to get through my NQT year with a pass and find another post in a different school. I have also came to the conclusion that full time is too much for me with two young children. I have always worked full time but teaching it like two full time jobs! I want more time with my children! Sorry to rant.....guess sometimes it is good to offload to people who understand.