Hi all, thanks for your ongoing support. I have made the decision to leave my current place of work as the thought of returning makes me feel horrendous. However, as I have missed the deadline, my union have said I am on my own to approach the school about this as I am asking them a favour. While understandable, it is very daunting. I have a meeting with the school next week and was hoping I could ask for any advice on broaching this properly with them (they know I have been considering it), and the subject of a reference (just dates would more than suffice, and I will need it). Also, do you think I should wait for the meeting to say it outright, or put it in an email/phone call prior to it? I am also wondering whether I should try to get an earlier meeting as I am very conscious that the sooner it is done, the better for all involved. Anything I think of that I think needs to be said, I'm going to write down so I have a script for myself as back up. Thanks for reading and for any advice.