I am glad that there are volunteers, but my particular local school rep was utterly, utterly useless. Beyond useless.he did nothing. I think, I’d anything, he was pumping me for information to send back to his bully mates in the SLT. He was looking forward to his own juicy and well pensioned full final salary retirement, so didn’t want to rock the boat. That is the simple unvarnished truth of it. I bet it’s not uncommon either. He made a big deal just before I left of having a’little chat’ and I felt like punching him. I remember he peeped through the door window of the conference room I was hauled into. I called it the ‘mega meeting’ as the school had insisted on EIGHT of us being there: bully deputy head 1, deputy head 2, ( my spineless hod was too chicken to show so she was replaced by a faculty head who liked me, was utterly uncomfortable and out of his depth), me, the school’s jaded and ‘about to retire’ HR trollop, the school’s new HR spray-tanned trollop, my regional rep and her assistant (as my regional rep was so overworked, she, too was about to retire.) What did local school rep do? Have a ‘quick word’ with Chief Bully 1, nod his entitled and indulged little head and scuttle off! Cheers then. My regional and school reps were poles apart within the same union.