I have a sick note, from my GP, because of stress and anxiety. Prior to this sick note, my conduct at work had been called into question by senior leaders. I believe this was because of my stress and anxiety and I wasn’t well. I just didn’t realise at the time that my mental health was spiralling out I’d control. I’ve been teaching at the same school for almost 20 years with no history of my conduct being questioned. Where do I stand with regards when I return to work? Will my conduct whist ill mean there are grounds for dismissal? Can I apply for another job whilst on sick leave and would this affect my claims of breaching my code of conduct whist not well? Can the school continue the proceedings on my return? Will my mental health be taken into account?