I am making this enquiry to the knowledgeable members on behalf of a friend who is reluctant to fight her corner. Situation: Teacher within a village school would like to further their career with a TLR post. Having indicated this to the head teacher she is informed that this is not possible within the school. Teacher then starts the process of searching out and applying for appropriate vacancies with the heads approval. School year starts and the village school becomes an academy. Teacher has made a number of applications and has some interviews without success. Meanwhile she is covering maternity in a class for the 1st half term. Half term comes and goes and original class teacher returns from maternity part time, so now my friend has to settle for working 2 days per week in one class and covering 2 other teachers PPA and other what I would call 'TA' style duties. She does as instructed without argument and performs her duties to her usual standard. Then comes the performance review meeting. At this meeting she is told that she is not working as part of the team and needs to work on her relationships. She is not committed to her job, although she has spent evenings until after 7pm and weekends getting things in school sorted (displays, assessment etc). And this is on top of being told that her previous years gradings were not upto scratch despite having them moderated and checked by the head. Now she has been confronted with you must improve on these things or else capability will be envoked and you'll be out on your ear! This situation appears to be nothing more than an attempt to force £30k off the budget by harassing and bullying a member of staff out of their job. I would be extremely grateful if people could suggest what my friends next steps might be. Obviously find a new job ASAP would be best but as this is not forthcoming any advice on action to take would be appreciated.