Hi I need advice - should I complain to the head. Last week I had a back to work interview with the deputy. It was one of the worst experience of my life. She spoke to me like a naughty child, all but called me a lair . I said to her I feel as if you are suggesting I am lying and she just glared at me. I was asked to look at a list of my absence and 'what do you have to say about them'. The tone was awful and there was lots of threats telling me that I was not fullfilling the terms of my contract and that I would have to see the head next time. I was also lectured about not following the reporting fit to work procedure. I had been off one day and the person I am suppose to report to was off sick herself so I assumed as my line manager knew i was there all was fine. But apprently I should not have assumed and should have enquired who I had to speak to if designated person not in . All this when I have a full teaching day! Incidentaly although I am dont think it is relevant to how I was treated. I have had 6 days over since Sept. I returned from mat leave in the summer - son started nursery in sept - picked up evey bug going. So I was off 2 days one week - went in for 2 days and then was off another 3. Then not of again till last week. Went into work in the morning but had tummy bug so had to go home just after arrival. So 3 periods of absence. Since the interview *I went straight to the toilets and cried. *Was unable to teach that afternoon - just put relevant DVDs on as fighting back tears *cried all the way home that and that night *feel totally and utterly demotivated and picked on (never felt this before) other people with higher absence have not been treated this way. Although dep does have reputation for no people skills. * not sleeping well *that stressed I am sat writing this on a sat night!!! I I have never made a complaint before and I am definately not a cryer or someone that cant be spoke to or take criticism. But this was uncalled for and is unfair. Yes I agree in Sept i had a bit of time off sick but surely anyone can see it is only 2 periods o f sickenss as I stuggled in ill but needed to go off again. Sorry for rambling.