I'll try and keep this as brief. Basically I've resigned from a school because I felt I was being bullied.(I googled bullying behaviours and was able to tick nearly all of the ones listed on several websites). I've spent four weeks on leave due to stress and this takes me up to the school holidays so I don't need to go back in to that school again. I got an 'exit interview' form through the post and there was a box to tick which basically just said if you would like to talk to someone in person tick here. I thought there'd be no harm in voicing my experiences in person so I set up an interview with a HR person at the LA. Anyone been through this have any idea what to expect? My previous experiences with HR tell me that they are unlikely to be especially sympathetic but this is all based on assumption. I think basically I want an opportunity to go in to more detail about the nature of the bullying and ask if there's anything else that can be done at this stage. I just wonder how useful this is going to be? On a slightly separate note, I've got a horrible feeling that the school are sending out poor references as I've applied for about 12 jobs and heard nothing back. (Previous to my current job I received four requests to come to interview). I think I can negotiate a reference through my union but am unsure if this is a good idea or not. I'm having to have help from a Psychologist to rebuild my confidence. Partly it's the worry of finding another job and partly it's the fear that I'll be strong enough to cope if I do. I've completed my second term of induction and I'm allowed to do supply up untill December. Any thoughts welcome! I will also consider suggestions for alternative careers.