Hello, this is the first time I have posted or started a thread within this community. I am after a little advice if I can ask. I have been working in my current school for a little over a year and have just started experiencing some animosity towards myself from one member of the SLT. e.g. standing outside my room with arms crossed looking at their watch, talking in a derogatory and intimidating manner etc. I think it might be worth mentioning that the individual concerned was a member of the SLT in one of my previous schools and I along with many other teachers experienced similar behaviour. I feel targeted and have just returned from being signed off sick by my GP with depression caused by anxiety and stress at work. This is the only time I have had sick in almost 5 years and never phone in or take days off due to illness. I have approached the Deputy Head and have stated that I would like to pursue a grievance against this individual as I feel that this is personal. If I approach my Union, what can they do? Am I likely to be investigated if I pursue a grievance. I want to stand up for what I believe is right and moral (not just for myself but also for others in the school who may be going through similar experiences. O could take the easy option and ignore this behaviour but then feel that this will continue if I do not challenge it. As I am sure you will agree, we do not come to work to be intimidated, to feel inferior, undervalued or unworthy by those in management positions. Seniority does not provide a licence to be rude and disrespectful to staff. Just for the record I have also been into school numerous weekends as well as arriving at 6am in the morning due to staff shortages. Any advice or help will be appreciated.