As things stand at work at the moment, I'm feeling very uncomfortable. I don't know what I've done wrong other than to be late for work on two occasions last term (I don't mean because I over slept but serious traffic incidents on the way to work meant the motorway was closed.) Obviously I rang school to explain I was delayed and apologised for this. The week beforewe broke up for the easter holidays, I was called in to the deputy head's office and really told off. I was told it was a "weak" excuse that I couldn't get in on time, that everyone else managed it and it was my choice to live where I did! I am a KS3 co-ordinator and I always organise a theatre trip for year 7s. This year, we have a very keen NQT who asked if she could help and I was pleased to let her. It seems she's complained to the HOD and deputy head that she felt overwhelemed and it has come across as if I burdened her with my workload when honestly that is not what happened. I did everything but talked her through it and involved her, which is what I thought she wanted, yet it has come across as if I bullied her into it which I certainly didn't (I'm not like that!) I was also told off for having my phone on my desk - I only use it as a "clock" as there isn't one in my classroom. I don't mind putting it away but the way it was brought up was really aggressive and intimidating. I was also told off for "losing" a child's book (I didn't - the child did) and told parents have complained, but didn't tell me which parents or even from which class. I was told there would be a follow-up meeting after Easter to discuss these "grave concerns" (that is what they said.) I rang my union when I got in from work as I was really upset and my partner (who is a HOD) agreed this was the best course of action. The union seemed very disinterested and just said that a meeting to iron out these problems that I had been involved with was a good plan! I don't see how being told off is a good plan, especially because I haven't done anything terribly wrong, as far as I can see - I couldn't really have predicted traffic accidents and the other things are just silly, yet it's as if they have been watching me and making notes all this time. I'm afraid to go to work and if they union aren't helping, what can I do?