I have been told by GP and union to stay off sick rather than return to the lion's den. Union say I'm definitely being set up to fail. It's driving me insane. Like a fish out of water and sadly teaching is like my drug...I thrive on it. I can't imagine going off sick is good for my record and I just want to get on with my life and find a school where I can rebuild my confidence. Is any monetary pay out likely to be worth waiting for? If I resigned with effect from 31st Dec, I would stay off anyway until then, so would get sick pay and could legitimately apply for other positions, which I obviously can't at the moment. Regardng the supposed agreed reference, I don't get it, because surely the HT could just pick up the phone and 'downgrade' any agreed reference verbally? Of course, I'm hoping the resignation would be accepted even though it's now past 31st Oct. Is it worth waiting for the union to take action? Do I really have much to gain from it? How long is this likely to go on for? And can the HT get me via Occupational Health? I hate not being able to control or solve the situation I am in...impatient to move on. I suppose a compromise agreement will clear my name of the ridiculous accusations and a resignation will look like I'm guilty when I definitely am not. So fed up...please help!