I am in my second school during my NQY year and I am becoming rather disillusioned that the 'induction' really isn't much of an induction at all. My mentor in my first school was very supportive and good with observations and target settings but we had real difficulty getting any observations of other staff as things were either on in school or staff didn't want me to observe them or it was 'inconvenient'. The only CPD I did that was timetables as part of NQT time was some learning platform training (a school priority). There was a 3 day induction in the county at the start of the year but myself and the other NQT missed it because the school 'forgot' to register us and only just got the paperwork in before the deadline. On to my second school in. Just had first observation and it was OK (nothing to write home about as behaviour is a big issue for all staff at my current school - a tough place) but still no CPD. There doesn't seem to be anything on offer from the LA and requests to observe other people just seem to fall on deaf ears. I am working my butt off. I made a good job of my CEDP and identified what my prioritiy needs were (mainly gaps in my training or from my GTP schools because of the kind of school I was at) but my priorities don't seem to fit in with school priorities so they seem to be being constantly swept under the carpet. Now I get the school priorities thing and understand this is important, but I have one shot at at the NQT year and I am starting to become completely disillusioned with the whole process tbh. What was the point of the CEDP if it is going to be completely ignored? I feel as though I am just being left to 'get on with it' which I am more than capable of and I am finding my own way through things and learning lots (the hard way) but surely the whole process should be more supportive than learning the hard way. The staff where I work are very supportive of each other as it is a tough school and they reckon if I can work here I can work anywhere, but that isn't making me feel any better at the moment. I am constantly battling with behaviour (but then so are the experienced teachers). I had to pick myself up today after feeling really bad and wondering if I have made a mistake going to this new school. It wasn't like I had much choice as there are few jobs out there. I loved my old school but was only on a maternity cover. I know I am lucky to have a job when many don't but I want to be the best I can be and develop using CPD opportunities and make the most observing others while I have the chance. I found during my GTP that staff in school were also reluctant to let me observe them. I am going to try and nail down my mentor on Friday and get a plan put in place. I am worried about failing - there isn't any indication that is the case, but it strikes me that schools are not doing inductions properly. I remember sitting in a workshop with a representative from the GTC talking to us about induction and the statutory requirements and several of us asked what if schools just don't live up to their sides of it (as many of us knew several NQTs where this was the case or who didn't get NQT time) and they said schools 'had to' participate in NQT induction, so we asked the question again - seems no one is enforcing what the GTC 'think' is going on. Sorry, hoping I will feel better in a week or two and things will get better but I am thoroughly disillusioned with 'induction'. Are others having similar experiences?