I am at a really low ebb and I wondered if any of you could offer support/advice - it would be most appreciated. [This comment/image/section has been removed to preserve poster anonymity] I know this excuse is a way of getting rid of me without a fuss - I feel so stupid for not involving my union in my only 'informal' meeting. I have negotiated my reference, I will receive a copy and I have discussed what will be put in it; I have requested and received copies all of my lesson observation forms. The Head has fallen over themselves to accommodate me, even telling me they are sad to see me go - honestly you could not make it up. I suppose what I am asking is have any of you been through this situation? Can you recover from it? Am I alone? Have I forgot to do anything else? I feel like I cannot go on at times. On the outside I am acting like nothing has happened, but inside I feel humiliated and ashamed. Previously I had an exemplary work record/results etc and I held a low-tier management position, now I feel like I will look awful on paper and nobody will touch me. I have always taken such pride in my work and I took this job because it was a step forward and now it feels like a huge mistake.