I have been teaching for a very long time. In the past couple of years I have been based in a brand new setting within the school, very exciting. But this has always come with a clause, I have to work below a known difficult leader. I knew this when I accepted the post but thought I could handle it. Clearly I can’t. Last year I contacted a teacher stress line, I took one day off, feeling terribly guilty, returned to find ofsted in school the following day. I have on many attempts tried to stand up to this person, they pretend they are a friend, using this to manipulate me. When I returned to school to find my classroom completely changed it was with “good intention” I was told when I complained. Although this person then moved around staff crying on their shoulder about how ungrateful I was. I dropped a day at work to ease my stress, applied for jobs but now I just want to leave teaching. This person is dividing my team that I have to manage. Failed my performance management, even though they changed the data I handed in, and doesn’t let me leave my classroom or let me have PPA time myself to get on with my Pm targets. This is quite therapeutic just typing this. I am being bullied or manipulated but what do I do? The HT is aware that this person is difficult to work with as all but me refused to work with them. There has been a previous intervention with a union over bullying a member of staff. I have lost my confidence, I don’t want to cause any trouble. I just want this to stop. Advice greatly accepted.