So have posted quite recently about suffering from bad Stress, anxiety and depression triggered by events at school and currently off work due to this (bullying etc.) This week have started to feel a little bit back to my former self which I never thought would happen and want to escape the school which my doctor/occupational health etc. have advised would be best for my health. I was set on going down a grievance path/Settlement before this week but after talking to my Union advisor this week I feel a little unsure now. I have worked just less than 2 years so will not be covered by employment protection. Union advisor has started discussions this week. First option : The settlement aggrement I know is not going to be a lot of money and if I’m honest I could not face the school in person so if I had to go down the grievance route I presume I would have to have face to face interviews etc. I’m more interested in the agreed reference. I wonder if anyone knows how long these take to negotiate ? I’ve also got the option of resigning .However no gurantee of a ‘good’ reference’ however my union advisor said she believed that the school valued me... This reference she told me would be more personal and less obvious than a Settlement agreement. I feel very wronged by the school and part of me wanted to feel valiadated however thinking about my health I want to think about a new career and a total cut away from this environment as soon as possible. TES readers, what would your advice be ?