Just a query about the chances of finding work after an early release from my contract. I recently had a disciplinary hearing about two very minor issues, they were put together and presented as 'Gross Misconduct'. My union helped me with the case, they were very supportive. As I was intending to resign at Christmas anyway I was not overly worried about the outcome,just wanted to put my point of view. The hearing was civil as can be expected and my union officer pointed out that the errors I made were due to gross over work and having to do jobs I wasn't trained for. The union officer spoke privately to the school director and next day he rang and said I would be allowed an early release from my contract with a reference allowing me to teach in the future. I received a reference saying I had resigned and had been a valued member of staff. I was also given an extra month's wage. I am perfectly happy as I just wanted to get away. I don't really want to teach again (ever) but I will need to work to supplement my very small teaching pension (different story). Will this affect my chances of future employment? Does an early release count as a disciplinary sanction? If asked, do I say I received a sanction? I have had a lot of inquiries from teaching agencies who saw my CV on a job site and I may have to do some supply until a non teaching job comes along, anyone been in a similar situation or know the answer to my questions. Many thanks for reading.