Hi all, I’m urgently in need of advice. I have heard from another student, that two students who I teach, has made an allegation against me. I have discussed this with two members of staff who have said that they haven’t heard anything as of yet, however, the lesson that it “happened” was only on Monday this week. To cut a long story short, I had a 6th form class who I’ve recently taken over from another teacher. In this class, there are a mixture of students, including quiet students who don’t talk much during the lesson. Whilst I was helping students on another table, one of the students whom I was helping made a rude comment about the size of another teacher in the school, to which I closed off the conversation and redirected it back to their work. The student then asked if I would give them a reward if they went up to the teacher and asked “when the baby is due”, to which I replied that they wouldn’t dare go up to the teacher as they know how much trouble they would get in. That was the end of the conversation. I’ve now heard from another student in the same year who is not in the same class that two students in that class have said that I told a student to “go up to the teacher and say she is fat for a reward”, completely twisting my words! The funny thing is that those students were not part of the conversation, and were sitting on another table. Not one of the students made a comment or raised any concerns during that lesson. I’ve also heard that those same students have told another colleague, who has asked them to write statements. I’m very worried that this will turn into something sour. There are no sound cameras and I am worried that SLT will believe the students over me. I am an NQT and can’t afford for something like this to happen. Could this mean I may lose my job? Any advice/input would be greatly appreciated.