Hi, not been here for some time. anyway I left the grammar school where a was teaching for the last 18 years in feb 2010 due to external personal reasons with my ex-partner and a year battle in court to have some access to my son. This took a lot of time and money which i knew i could not do if I was still working. Anyway the head has refused me a reference as in her option I was sacked in April 2010 (when i resigned in feb 2010) and cannot now after the court case has been dealt with find in very difficult to find new employment. The GTC are on my tail are, and have taken ages to respond to my complaints. I have done nothing wrong at my old school but now find it difficult to move on. My old school just refuse to provide a basic reference which means at present i cannot find alternative employment in teaching physics and maths after 18 years of service. What are my options. many thanks Vector.