In short, back in 2009 I posted a lot about my difficulties when I suffered work place bullying, went off sick for a term with work related stress, saw occupational health, got signed back to work then the head refused to allow me back and I was offered a compromise package. I thought it might help others who are going through all this at the moment to hear my story since. I did supply for a couple of years and applied for lots of jobs without success. However, I finally secured one term's employment in September which was extended to the year and has now been made permanent. Those who followed my posts may remember that my previous head tried to saddle me with compentency procedures but the union insisted she remove them as she had not followed the policy guidelines. Of course this experience left me with little confidence in my teaching. However, the school I work at now is in special measures so all teachers have their planning, teaching, marking and assessment constantly monitored with regular lesson observations and drop ins. The outcome is that Ofsted have rated my lesson and planning good and I have regained my confidence and self esteem. Any doubts I had in my ability to teach have been eradicated and I can finally put the ghosts of that dreadful experience to rest. I want to thank everyone who posted in the past with messages of support. You all played a part in my recovery. My regional NUT rep. was amazing and I would urge anyone who thinks they are being bullied to seek union support.