I'm trying not to give too much away so I've not given all the information. My school has recently appointed a new member of staff, who I don't really know as she doesn't start until September. However, a friend who is a manager in another education setting found out that this new person was starting, via the new persons facebook status, realised I would be working with them and has confidentially told me a few things about them, in a 'watch your back' kind of way. My friend was this persons manager a couple of years ago and had to discipline them for quite serious staff bullying, when the person was disciplined they turned around and told my friend that they were going to report my friend and the setting to Ofsted and 'have the place shut down'. They didn't follow up on the threat as there was nothing to report as the setting was outstanding, but this just shows how vindictive and nasty the person is! There were also a few other things. When the person left my friends setting they were given a reference which explained things which had happened but still got a job. This person then left there under a 'dark cloud', which my friend didn't go into as she didn't have all the facts but was led to believe it was for similar reasons to the original disciplining. The new person got the job at my school with a reference which came from a member of staff in school, in whos class they have been volunteering. If she had had a reference from my friend or the job after that then I can't see how they would have got the job as we are a very nurturing and friendly school, for staff as well as children. Basically I am now in a quandry as to what to do as I don't know if I should inform SLT of what I have been told. The new person will be working in a very close knit team who work extremely well together and could ruin it if they carry on with their previous behaviour. I don't want to be telling tales though, I also don't want to get my friend into trouble as it wouldn't be too hard to work out where the information came from. What do other people think I should do? There are obviously lots of reasons to say something but lots of reasons to keep my mouth shut, eitherway it could really hit the fan!!! Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.