Hi all, I recently accepted a new job at a well known independent school. The offer came in the form of a signed letter from the HM, attached to an email. I signed and returned the letter but I am scared to officially resign from my current job, because of the whole situation. I have heard of one case where someone was offered a job and was contacted later that day to be told they retract the offer (the day schools' closing was announced). I contacted my new school and asked for my contract and they said it would follow but that the email offer was binding. However, the letter said that my offer was subject to references, health checks and DBS checks. I know all of these will be fine, of course, but I worry that the school may use these as a way of getting out of the offer they made me. I know I am probably being paranoid but we are living in paranoid times ... what if schools don't open in September and my new school decides I am an easy way of saving some money? What should I do?