Hello You are joining an ever larger group in exactly the same situation. This is what happens. You get assaulted. The Head does not report the assaults to the police you do that, you have to to protect yourself against maicious claims. In my case I reported the assaults to the police, occupational health, and my G.P. Obviously I was examined immediately and medical evidence taken. All very objective. As soon as they the employer realises a report a has been filed they say overtly that you had no right to go to the police as it breaches discipline. They even put it in writing. They then make it up from there. Oh and they then report you to the GTC why because they can. It is insidious. Basically the Head and those in offices do not want the information getting out that they are running dangerous premises. A campaign is needed to stop this victimisation of teachers assaulted in schools. My advice. go to your doctor about the effect of the assaults, go to the LEA's occupational health service(they are straight), inform the police that following your assaults you are being harrassed by the employer in the way you describe ensure they make a note of your complaint. Then ask for your union's legal department and get put on to a solicitor (do not trust the odd union rep)(may take a week or so to speak with a solicitor). As soon as you have seen occupational health resign. Do not go to ANY that is ANY meetings this will give them opportunity to embelish their story. Go to the press and ask questions in other words write the letter on it. They will try and rubbish you as a witness. To stop them ensure all professsional agencies are fully informed by you. The employer is incompetant and will make errors in their own testimony which will be used by you later. You have nothing to lose. This has become a right employers game. You are definately not on your own. Teachers have the right to report assaults they have to to prevent malicious accusations. With Warmest Regards I know exactly how you feel but know you are not on your own and say that. The above account is the proof.