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I started my PGCE in September 2020 and at first, I loved it. I thought it was great and, at the start, I LOVED my placement. Don't get me wrong, the children were lovely, but my mentor made my life so terrible I had to be moved schools early (we were supposed to leave at Easter but I got moved off at the start of January). I started my placement the week before half-term and I really enjoyed the first week, but I'm worried that I'm going to start hating it. The reason that the first one broke down is because someone told my mentor that I didn't like her and she then didn't like me (I didn't say this and she actually told my AT this....)

I feel like I'm so behind as a consequence, which is really annoying and the confidence I had is completely shot because of this woman (I know I shouldn't let her get to me, but it's hard not too). I'm trying not to throw a pity party, but I just dunno what to-do.

I didn't do an education degree, I did a business degree and I've found that I really miss doing that, so I'm looking at doing a masters in business. I think that's half the issue, if I was in secondary school teaching, it would be easier because it would be a specialist subject, but I also couldn't think of anything worse....

Obviously, I should be looking at NQT placements but I feel so behind, I don't have the placement reference and everyone has done way more than me, I am literally the only one out of 250 people that has had to move, I knew it would be hard, but the pressure I was under from my mentor was another level. My AT says that the new tutor won't play games with me, but appearing half-way through the term makes me feel awkward, like everyone knows I've failed (that being said they've been very welcoming). I just dunno, can I defer my NQT year?
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(Original post by Kitkat_98)
I started my PGCE in September 2020 and at first, I loved it. I thought it was great and, at the start, I LOVED my placement. Don't get me wrong, the children were lovely, but my mentor made my life so terrible I had to be moved schools early (we were supposed to leave at Easter but I got moved off at the start of January). I started my placement the week before half-term and I really enjoyed the first week, but I'm worried that I'm going to start hating it. The reason that the first one broke down is because someone told my mentor that I didn't like her and she then didn't like me (I didn't say this and she actually told my AT this....)

I feel like I'm so behind as a consequence, which is really annoying and the confidence I had is completely shot because of this woman (I know I shouldn't let her get to me, but it's hard not too). I'm trying not to throw a pity party, but I just dunno what to-do.

I didn't do an education degree, I did a business degree and I've found that I really miss doing that, so I'm looking at doing a masters in business. I think that's half the issue, if I was in secondary school teaching, it would be easier because it would be a specialist subject, but I also couldn't think of anything worse....

Obviously, I should be looking at NQT placements but I feel so behind, I don't have the placement reference and everyone has done way more than me, I am literally the only one out of 250 people that has had to move, I knew it would be hard, but the pressure I was under from my mentor was another level. My AT says that the new tutor won't play games with me, but appearing half-way through the term makes me feel awkward, like everyone knows I've failed (that being said they've been very welcoming). I just dunno, can I defer my NQT year?
It used to be the case you had 5 years to complete your NQT after your PGCE, I believe, so you definitely don't have to do your NQT next year. You could also do your NQT in secondary, if that appeals more.

What's happened in your first placement doesn't sound like your fault, so I would try to carry on with your next placement- when we are back in school it will probably feel more normal, too!

However, there is also no shame in realising teaching isn't for you!
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You don't have to do your NQT straight away. You could spend a year doing Supply teaching and masters p/t
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