Hello all, I've been teaching for eighteen years and am just coming to the finalisation of a SA after being incredibly ill with anxiety and depression brought on by working in a RI school under constant scrutiny with constant criticism and bullying leaders. I've been through the doubts and fears of whether I can ever face a classroom and SLT pressure again, whether I can survive supply teaching in the meantime, and whether I have any hope of getting a job in a school where I can be happy and treated well. After everything, I'm not quite ready to give it up and work in Tesco just yet, although I have days when that seems like a plan! What I'd really appreciate advice on is.... how honest do I need to be when applying for another permanent role? Do I put ill health as reason for leaving on the application form? Do I write resignation and leave it until interview (if I get one)? Should I state relocation (I have moved house and gotten married in the time since the SA began) ? If I do any of these things, is the prospective employer likely to check and think me dishonest? My SA has a confidentiality clause so I am not allowed to discuss the reasons for leaving in any detail, and I am hoping my old head wouldn't either - but who knows. Can anyone help with some sage advice?