My partner is working in an academy and has the threat of Informal capabilities hanging over her. Her treatment over the past couple of month is disgraceful. Its bullying in my eyes but for some reason it seems this behavour by SLT is acceptable all across the country and my partner is to leave quietly so as not to have this on her reference. Lets get one thing straight, My partner works her backside off and has done since we met 11 years ago. Every night without fail, 11pm finish despite having 2 small children. Her work ethic cannot be questioned. Recently this has increased to past midnight and starting again at 6am to meet unrealistic targets set by( Is there a name we can call them?) SLT. My partner, She loves LOVES teaching, and the children, her aim was never to be a SLT, HT etc but she is so astounding at what she does she has moved up from Head of English, to now SENCO for the past 3 years and turned around a failing department within the school so much so that parents are requesting places from as far as 15-20miles away. My partners work history is unquestionable. Outstanding in every observation been made. She has just completed her masters equivalent with an 80% pass rate again whilst balancing a young family and having a full time job with this hanging over her. Yet she still see the threat of capabilities hanging over her. Her anxiety levels are now through the roof, She has lost 25% of her body weight (doctors opinion) and her confidence is low. Her union are now involved. She has been advised to go on the sick but that isnt in her character. The reason for all this( speaking to my Head teacher friend who worked at and left same academy) is as follows. Old head teacher came brought expensive staff, turned around the school and left. SLT now doing same masters equivalent am my partner. (passing in summer) assumed this is the reason for it all and she will take over the role and they will employ an NQT My friend said they are using threat of capabilities to cut costs, Its supposed to help failing teachers not be a way to cut costs. Its an open secret that teachers leave quietly before such measures and this seems to be across the board. Why has no one found a voice to stand up to this? Why are they allowed to get away with it? Why is it an accepted practice? I dont understand why this is allowed to continue. This is happening to an outstanding teacher to SAVE MONEY and it is disgusting. This also effect my children and choice of schools etc, Do we move to a new area and that is wrong.