i don’t want to give too much detail. I left a post due to being pushed out. I kept a lot of evidence that proved the lies that were told about me (when you’re observed, they can say what the like about the lesson - even make up evidence against you and there’s no way you can dispute it). However other lies are very easily proven. I have nothing but negative evidence against me from observations and drop ins, but I do have all the good observations and good feedback from prior to that particular head arriving at the school. I also have my notes where I can prove (as much as possible) that they had it in for me (they tried to pin bad behaviour from a whole year group on my 'poor classroom management', yet I only taught that year group for half an afternoon a week and the behaviour was no different between me and the other teachers.) But I have notes documenting all the 'realities' behind the myths. All of the evidence I collected feels like a losing battle, yet I can’t move on. (All of my teaching graded graded unsatisfactory based in a 10 minute pop in where they didn’t see AFL - come in another time and they would have, but as they 'didn’t see it they couldn’t grade it as anything other than unsatisfactory '. I have a lot of evidence, but I’ve moved on now. I handed in my notice and am living hand to mouth, but mentally I am so much better. This pile of evidence/ paperwork makes me sick whenever I look at it. It brings it all back. I really want to burn the lot of it, but something is stopping me. How long should I keep it? I built it all up to file a grievance (the union thought I had enough to use), but the head moved on. However, she left a file on me full of evidence as to how unsatisfactory I was, which the. Ew head said he had no reason not to believe and he triggered steps towards capability and all that entails. My mental health was not strong enough to fight over again, so I left. Now I feel strong enough to fight again, but I just want to move in with my life. I don’t want my past to bite me again in the future. But I want to put the past behind me. Sorry this has ended up as a ramble. I hope it makes sense overall. Can I burn the paperwork or should I keep it? I left nearly two years ago now, but haven’t yet secured a 'proper' job again.