Peakster I am very sorry to hear about your ex-head. Of course he is worried - anyone would be. I sincerely hope he recovers. Your sister has done VERY well to be working again; she is not a quitter like her brother. I won't give up but it is not much fun teaching a class with students who are lazy - labelled lazy by their teacher and demonstrated by their behaviour. Maybe I sound negative, but it is true. Schools are full of lazy students; these students were the laziest bunch I had ever met.