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In the C Club

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by fudgeface, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Try the last day of the school year - fortunately; my exam results were excellent and I returned in September with renewed confidence!
  2. Alice K

    Alice K Occasional commenter

    If you choose to leave, don't make it easy for them. They don't deserve it. Get union help and if you leave your post, leave with your head held high.
    I have read similar posts previously on TES and they seem to have come through the situation even stronger than before.
    Our conditions in Scotland are not quite the same and I and many others are grateful for it.
    I am not sure about supply in England but here in Scotland, they would snap up teachers with lots of experience. Hope that is similar where you are from. There is a light at the end of this, just take it a step at a time and don't allow them to bully you. UNION!
    Hold your nerve if you can. Nobody deserves this treatment. Take care.
  3. Alice K

    Alice K Occasional commenter

    This thread is from February 2015 on Workplace Dilemmas , lots of similar situations that echo your situation.
    'Ever been bullied or made to feel so ill you ended up off with stress or resigned? '
    Might make you feel better that you are not alone.
  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    If I'd stayed where I was the same thing would have probably happened to me - I could see the vultures starting to gather but then my parents had some health problems and I had to go anyway.

    Now am in a much less academic school but feel much more appreciated
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  5. fudgeface

    fudgeface Occasional commenter

    Thank you Alice, I have read it thoroughly when I was awake in the early hours of this morning xx
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  6. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Just keep going, there's support here. You can survive this.
    pepper5 likes this.
  7. fudgeface

    fudgeface Occasional commenter

    In my haste I thought the meeting was this week but it is next Friday, 17th. I want it over with.
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  8. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

    I was just thinking of supply as interim before taking down your pension. The money should keep your head above water and enable you not to take your pension too early. The longer you leave it in the more it will be worth. I’ve known people get through the capability nonsense and go on to success at my school. More often people leave and some find themselves in a better situation job and health wise. It’s a real lottery. The people who do best are usually in the core subjects where they just get snapped up by other schools.
    pepper5 likes this.
  9. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Lead commenter

    Yes, same here.
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  10. fudgeface

    fudgeface Occasional commenter

    Thanks for the advice yodaami2.
  11. Alice K

    Alice K Occasional commenter

    Everyone's situation is different but there can be other work combinations.I took my pension at 56 but only because I was going to teach abroad for 3 years. I returned at 59 and have thoroughly enjoyed supply work the last 2 years. I have had a choice of short term, long term, mat cover etc.
    You will find a way forward.
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  12. fudgeface

    fudgeface Occasional commenter

    Thank yo Alice.
  13. fudgeface

    fudgeface Occasional commenter

    So awake again with the jaw clenching and exhaustion. I think my meeting has been timetabled so they can put me on a 4 week plan and have me out by Christmas
  14. 50sman

    50sman Senior commenter

    They need more than four weeks - even a not wide awake union Rep could keep this going until Easter.

    If you have been awake most of the night and it is 4:45 am when you are posting you are in no fit state to work

    Get signed off and get union in
  15. fudgeface

    fudgeface Occasional commenter

    Thank you for your concern 50sman.

    I am being the better person and trying to hold my head high, get on and teach my classes. I'm lucky so far that I have been left alone - I expected lots of drop ins.

    I'm waiting for regional rep to write a letter suggesting an informal support plan.

    Hump day tomorrow. Thank you everyone who has read this thread. I have registered with an agency, would still value some input from anyone who has stood up to bullies and stayed in post.
  16. fudgeface

    fudgeface Occasional commenter

    And it's teeth grinding time again...
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  17. 50sman

    50sman Senior commenter

    Teeth grinding says it all!
    You need to enjoy the rest of your life - ok not what you thought but I refer to John Lennon “life is what happens to you when you are busy making plans”

    Being the “better person” could put you in a worse state physically and or mentally
  18. fudgeface

    fudgeface Occasional commenter

    Thanks, again, 50sman.

    Still waiting for Union to get back to me. Had a good day with classes today. I might be being naive in hoping SLT will support me, but am feeling more confident that I can prove I have already started addressing their concerns before I got the letter.
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  19. fudgeface

    fudgeface Occasional commenter

    Ooh! Woke up a bit earlier tonight! Glad I've got a good book on the go.

    Would still value hearing from others who have beaten the process, rather than leave the school.

    Thank you everyone
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  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Sorry to say I bailed... I don't know of anyone who beat the process.

    Mostly because the process is purposefully designed to get rid of you.
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