@TheoGriff I desperately need your help I'm currently on long term sick leave (stress at work) and that's likely to be the case fur at least the term, having brought a grievance against my head for bullying. I'm painfully aware of the difficulty of proving bullying and the unlikelihood of grievances of any kind being upheld, although I've been advised that I have a good enough case to go to tribunal if need be. Assuming I leave with a settlement including agreed reference, what are my chances of getting another teaching post (mainscale would do though I'm currently on slt), especially given the term off sick? I've never had anything like this happen before in 20 years and I have an excellent record in all senses. Reading your posts I've convinced myself my career is over even though I know I've done nothing wrong, quite the opposite. Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm in a dark place.