Hi, I have been a supply teacher since qualifying and normally love what I do, have a passion for teaching and can usually manage difficult classes. However the last week has been horrific, with me refusing to go back to a school as the verbal abuse that came my way was just one step too far. Even the other students told this lad he had overstepped the mark, and asked " Miss, are you ok?" . I am appalled with myself because as this awful pupil was dismissed from the classroom, calling me names, I muttered under my breath words to the effect of "go ahead then, go and enjoy your sad little life". Unfortunately he heard me say it and I cannot repeat on here what was said to me. I feel ashamed that I reacted the way that I did but it had been a lesson where I was personally insulted and had remakrs made about my weight, appearance etc. There was no support from the school whatsoever, but now I am having sleepless nights about what might happen. Please can anyone offer some advice? Thank you.