I am a self-employed music teacher, working as a peripatetic in a school. One of my colleagues has been asked to leave by the (very new) head of department. She has had a couple of complaints about her teaching methods - she is Russian and very strict - but instead of moving the students to another teacher, he has asked her to leave. She is brilliant at her job, gets excellent results, and does a lot for the school by way of accompanying concerts, exams etc. My question is - do peri teachers have any rights? can the rest of us make a stand (protest) and keep our jobs? Any experience of this or opinions?