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janji Tue 27-Nov-12 22:08:24

Ok, I'll try to keep this brief. Am currently senior management and have been on long term sick due to continual bullying from newly appointed head. She has successfully bullied all previous staff who have no resigned and brought her own people in. My union rep has said that I have a good case for grievance. I feel unable to continue and have no option for the sake of my health to resign. Have applied for 3 jobs (2 in senior management and one as class teacher) but failed to get them (in the 2 management vacancies it went to younger & cheaper candidates; the teaching one my nerves got the better of me). I feel I have lost my confidence and this is showing in my teaching at interviews despite preparing for them extensively. Will I ever teach again?! What can I do in the meantime to keep up my skill set / financially keep afloat. My mental health is deteriorating with the stress and I don't know which way to turn. Please help?!

janji Tue 27-Nov-12 22:09:00

Sorry, meant to type 6 staff have now resigned!

janji Tue 27-Nov-12 22:10:01

Sorry (again) meant to type I feel I have no option but to resign! Typing not good due to the state I feel in!!

Sargesaweyes Thu 29-Nov-12 21:11:21

I just read this op and saw nobody had replied yet. I'm so sorry that you have had such a rubbish experience. I have no real experience in this particular area but I am so sick of seeing/ hearing that this is happening. I just think sometimes it's their way or no way and that's it. No real intention of supporting or working through something as a team sad. Please try and continue through the union but no job is worth the feeling of misery that you are probably experiencing. Keep applying for jobs and I'm sure something will come up in the end. A big hug from me OP.

janji Thu 29-Nov-12 22:06:21

Thank you for your lovely reply! I know I have to do this for my health but have never not worked since the age of 15 and am very scared!

ItsMeYourCathy Thu 29-Nov-12 22:09:05

Private tutoring ?
Get out though seriously. Nothing is worth making yourself ill for. Stick with the union and take the head to grievance if you can.
Good luck OP x

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