I had a meeting today with the NQT mentor (not my subject mentor but the one in charge of all the NQTs in the school) and he told me that I have already failed my first term of NQT and he doesn't think me trying to pass this term and next term simultaneously next term is a 'viable option'. Feeling like an absolute failure tonight. My subject mentor and HoD had no idea he was about to say that to me and he even at one point said i should maybe 'consider a career outside of teaching'. I did really well in my training year and got really specific targets for improvement throughout the year but here I've been given 3 targets at the start of this half term and they were: 'planning, behaviour and marking' there was no more detail or clarification than that. He also tells me the reason I've failed is the students are not receiving high enough quality teaching but wouldn't go into any more detail. There was one point where he told me he's had 'numerous' complaints about me but refused to divulge what they were as he didn't think it would be 'helpful' to 'dig up skeletons'. Very confused by all this. I've spent the last few weeks living in fear as I have constant 'drop ins' from SLT to at least 1 lesson every day for 15-20 minutes. Plus I was given 400 hour long assessments to mark (I teach English) in 2 weeks and when I asked for help and said I was struggling I was told 'well, teaching is a high pressure job with long hours'. I've drafted out my letter of resignation based on advice from my union and the fact that I don't think I can improve enough to pass my year. I'm just a bit concerned that this is past the deadline and they may ask me to stay on until April, by which point I will have failed term 2 as well. Sorry for the length, any advice would be welcome.