I'm looking for advice on what I should do. I am a NQT and I feel that the levels I have been given for my class from the previous teacher are a little inflated. I am basing this on what they have shown me so far that they are capable of producing. I realise that I have high expectations (which I think is a good thing) and I also realise that it is early days and settling in after a long summer holiday. However....!! I am in a mixed Year 1 and 2 class. If any of you do the Read, Write, Inc programme, the majority of my Year 1s are on red ditty books (advice from a fellow teacher from another school is that they should be off these books by Christmas in Reception). Many can barely form their letters when writing; very few are blending words, although they do know most of the alphabet sounds; some can't recognise numbers past 5. I have my first meeting with my HT tomorrow and I am wondering whether I should flag up my worries?? I don't want to teach for a year and then for someone to say "well they haven't gone up a level" when I think they are starting from a lower level than has been recorded. But at the same time, I don't want to be seen as a "troublemaker" if this is "not the kind of thing that you do". I'm sure this is a common situation, but I would like to hear your views on whether I should say something or let things lie and deal with it as the year unfolds. Advice much appreciated. Thanks!