I have recently moved away from an absolute nightmare school and now, having spoken to others who have left/are leaving, have discovered they treat the majority of staff who leave (for whatever reason) with an extremely unprofessional, disrespectful and spiteful manner. A number of examples, but not exhaustive: - During lockdown they have tried to dock me pay for not being in school - They purposefully delay references, and then send the absolute minimum reference (I fact put right lying on there by saying things like “we wouldn’t stand in their way” even when they have made multiple attempts to get you to stay) - they tried to fail an NQT retrospectively once they were informed of an intent to leave - they move your classroom to a room which does not have full length walls and is effectively open to noise from the entire school (the layout of the building means all noise echoes everywhere) - they disrespect staff members who are off of mental health reasons - they call out “underperforming staff” and hold up “amazing staff” with no comparison or thought to load, class sizes and banding. E.g an RE teacher got amazing results, with a class of 20 and a low load. A maths teacher got good results, but was told “the 8-9 grades didn’t count” for them. I could go on, but I wanted to keep it anonymous for now.