Hi everyone. I will be starting my Primary PGCE in September, and as a career changer, I am very interested in and somewhat concerned about the number of posts here regarding the negative consequences of poor observations and performance assessments. From many of the posts I have read, it seems that when things go wrong, the impact of poor assessments on mental health, confidence, and indeed whole teaching careers is very serious. The number of people who are signed off with stress seems to be very high, and from what I read here, it seems that the cause is frequently bullying. For those of you who have gone through this, I was wondering if you have been blighted when you finally pluck up the courage to move to a different school? Have you struggled to find employment elsewhere? Does it follow you throughout your career? Has anyone here moved on positively after being victimised? And for those of you involved in recruitment, do you feel that your choices are influenced when a person has been the victim of bullying? I would be very interested to hear your views.