Hi! I am writing on behalf of my friend who does not know what to do. He is a teacher of Law in a secondary school and is the only teacher of the AS/A2 groups. This year he got a set of poor results for AS and when he returned in September the SLT had taken away his AS course. This was half his timetable. He was then asked to write a report about why the results were not that good. He was given a deadline that was before all scripts could be remarked or looked at and before the ALPS data had been received. Next, he was told by his line manager that he would be observed with 3 days notice. He was given a 4 for the observation and told he would be put on capability proceedings. The context of the situation is that he has been at the school for 17 years, is on UPS3 and the school is in 'requires improvement'. Due to this, the school is in a desperate financial crisis and it is hard not to think that this teacher, with one set or poor results (and other teachers with worse results who are not under the radar!) is being stitched up. Does anyone know what rights he has? Has anyone been in a similar situation. It seems very unfair to a member of staff who has been dedicated to the school for 17 years! Any advice gratefully received.