i know i pm'd you . my view is - find an exit strategy ; i plan to get out as soon as i can . ignore the detrimental comments - i have had them from the same poster . having been assaulted last week - and here's the rub - the student has been put back in , i have made my mind up , i am going home . spoken to my previous head who says he is happy to write a reference . i plan to go back , do some real travelling and perhaps some supply . keep your chin up and start planning your exit .