Hi blueskydreaming I am so glad to hear you have secured a job abroad as you deserve it. You have helped so many people on this site on various threads and I always enjoy reading your helpful posts. You are another wonderful teacher whimis being pushed out of the UK system from poor management since as you say why do the SLT even entertain such ridiculous comments from students and have a complaints procedure in place. Who in their right mind would want to be a teacher in the UK state system???? It is madness. I work as a supply teacher and the only way Imcsn do it is because I can take days off between the insanity and madness. I wish you all the very best with your new job and I think you will be successful with it and I am so glad you have made an escape. Your new school will be blessed to have you I am sure.