I've just had the best news that I've had since giving up teaching! The person who hounded me out - made my life a misery, nothing I ever did was good enough, criticized my emails, rude, arrogant, never backed me up with students, …. Has been made redundant!! Oh happy day. The person was not a teacher, they were a pen pusher. This didn't stop them from interviewing teachers, observing lessons and disciplining teachers. (They didn't even have A levels let alone higher education or PGCE) The amount of teachers that they got rid of was unbelievable. One lady because she was in her fifties - they just didn't like her and said she had failed her probation. One man they overloaded with classes and then said if he didn't get his trackers up to date he would have a disciplinary. He pointed out he didn't have one free lesson at all in which to do prep and admin. He was covering for loads of sick and disappeared teachers. That was irrelevant. Lots went because their face didn't fit. 'My way or the highway' Only the creeps survived. It didn't matter if the creeps were useless as long as they toed the line. I'm in a really good place at the moment. Leaving teaching was for the best. But at the time I was being hounded out no-one cared about my personal circumstances or if I would be affected by lack of income. However, this news has made my day.