I completed my PGCE in July 2018 and am currently applying for jobs, but I am struggling to complete my employment history, as I changed schools during my placement and am struggling to state why i left the placement, without it sounding negative.
I completed my 1st placement fine, even though I had very little mentoring or feedback, but when I got to my 2nd placement, at an outstanding school, my mentor was horrendous (nasty attitude/rude/ undermining me/shouting at me in front of other trainees and pupil's; telling me she would fail me 4 months down the line - to name a few things).
Due to my mentors behaviour and attitude towards me, it caused me bad anxiety and stress at the thought of going in to the school/teaching in front of her and I got to the point of wanting to drop out of the course, because of her (had I had one of the other teachers from the department it would have been different. After having a meeting with the University during the holidays and telling them that unless they moved me placement schools I would quit the course, they changed my placement for the last final 8 weeks of the course.
On application forms some want to know why you quit the placement/job and I am struggling with what to write, regarding why I left the placement/asked to change placement schools, without it looking negative to the school I am apply for.
Oh, that sounds super difficult! Depending on how much space you have, could you write something like "quality of mentoring and support not deemed sufficient"? That's not a lie (the university presumably agreed there was a problem in order to move you) and I'm sure most schools are aware that mentors vary hugely in quality.
Could you contact your old university tutor for advice?