Trying to talk myself down here...apologies in advance for the long post. I had a terrible experience as an NQT and ended up resigning and leaving midway through a term due to bullying. My union were very helpful and supportive but everything happened too quickly in the end to negotiate a reference. I completed my first induction term within an awful environment - I was given no support yet simultaneously harassed constantly by the head, including bullying on a very personal level. I was the third of five teachers this head has bullied out within the past 12 months. I seriously considered leaving the profession and needed counselling for anxiety attacks. However, I have managed to build myself back up and get back my confidence and have landed a new post at a lovely school, in no small part thanks to help from the forums here. I have accepted the job in writing and been through all their checks and forms. However, they have recently asked to view my NQT report for my first completed term. This report, quite frankly, makes me sound utterly ****. Some of what is written there is downright lies and some is twisting of what actually happened. They have also been untruthful about various things such as the amount of support I was given. I am not living in a fantasy land - I know I am just starting out and am by no means perfect, but I am a good and hard-working teacher and the job means everything to me. I worked myself to illness at that school trying to raise standards and was crushed. When I was shown the report just before leaving, I was in a very bad place mentally (I remember sobbing as I was talked through it by the head, who was always satisfied when I cried) and so only managed to raise some concerns and tried to 'fight my corner' in the section where I was allowed to comment - I refuted several points and that still shows on the report. However, I was so desperate to get out of that hellhole that I left it at that and now realise I should have taken it further. Basically, I am now terrified that the new school will read it and withdraw their offer of a post or, if not that, think very badly of me which would be devastating. I know it isn't appropriate and I can't, but all I want to do is go and tell the new headteacher my side of the story! I haven't sent the report yet but I was wondering about maybe bringing it in by hand and asking to talk through it with the new head... Typing that out it sounds a little mad! Is there anything I can do? What's the likelihood that this will affect my job offer? Thanks in advance for any advice.