. I have not wished to put your name on here because, as has been pointed out, it is very easy to do a search and discover a great deal about you. I have deleted your thread; you now need to change the display name. Start by reading this: Helpful tips for posting in this forum Then this: * * * You should NOT use your own name and photo as Username and avatar * * * And I'll just give another tip: even without your real name, the details that you gave would enable people in your school to identify you; too much sharing! So do please be cautious in what you say on here. My final comment is that, regarding your issue, you need to follow exactly the advice of your union and accept that, actually, you have acted unwisely. Remember that bit in the Teacher’s Standards? Part Two: Personal and professional conduct A teacher is expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct. The following statements define the behaviour and attitudes which set the required standard for conduct throughout a teacher’s career. · Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by: · treating pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position · having regard for the need to safeguard pupils’ well-being, in accordance with statutory provisions · showing tolerance of and respect for the rights of others · not undermining fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs · ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways which exploit pupils’ vulnerability or might lead them to break the law. · Teachers must have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school in which they teach, and maintain high standards in their own attendance and punctuality. · Teachers must have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities. Within and outside school. Observing proper boundaries. I trust that you noticed that . . . So please listen to your Union. I hope that the thread was deleted before anybody who knows you saw it. Best wishes .