I need advice for someone who is very dear to me, an excellent teacher who has taught for many years and in their current school it’s been an up and down ride. I don’t want to say too much on here but now this incredibly hard working teacher has been put on an informal support plan. We can see the warning signs... UPS teacher, all of a sudden being made to think they are doing rubbish. The reasons the school are coming up with don’t make sense but we know they are money driven and that there is money to be saved here. Obviously union at regional level will be involved but feel uncertain on what to do next. I feel that the ‘support plan’ will not be supportive at all and it is a way to get rid. I am aware that being on a ‘support plan’ is very stressful. Is it time to call GP? Get signed off and seek a settlement agreement? Or Is it best to see how the next couple of weeks go before deciding? Is it best to hand in notice? Look for another job? Can you get out of this situation with a decent reference?