Kiwi71New commenter Advice please: Summary of the issue. We have a very welcoming staff; new staff members are always made to feel very comfortable. We have a mixture of ages, experience, cultures and everyone eats and socialises in the staffroom together: teachers, teacher aides, other support staff, admin etc. Because we are a very diverse staff we respect each other's religions and cultural backgrounds. It's a lovely place to work. Last term a new teacher, MM, arrived - she's a supernumerary who has been placed with us because of her health issues e.g. inability to move around a large school, or up and down stairs. Of course there is sympathy for her health issues and this has been expressed. From her arrival MM has shared a lot (I mean A LOT) about her health, personal life, financial issues and many other issues. MM also interjects into many conversations with her own stories: "That happened to me once....", "I also had that procedure done....", "I had a friend who had that happen....". An example: a young teacher aide was away for a couple of days and on her return she was talking about her young friend who had been diagnosed with bowel cancer. She was very upset and staff were offering her support and sympathy. MM, in usual fashion, told a story about her friend with bowel cancer who had surgery and treatment but died anyway. Very inappropriate story at that time!! Add to everything else a sprinkling of racism and other inappropriate comments; as you can imagine it's all a bit much. Many staff members no longer come to the staffroom, myself included, which is really sad because this has had an effect on our culture. MM was only suppose to be at our school for 1 term whilst a permanent location was found for her, so staff have been very tolerant. However, now she has returned for a second term so people are thinking it is time to speak up about this. MM has very little self-awareness and I'm sure she would not know that people are feeling this way despite crickets chirping every time she says something inappropriate!! Staff are always very kind and respectful. So, can anyone offer some advice? Perhaps even a script to use as a conversation starter? Were you like MM and did someone speak to you about it? Please don't even reply to this if you are going to say suck it up or she can't help it! This is well beyond tolerable. I'd like some genuine and constructive advice please. Thanks in advance.