Morning all, Just after some advice. I am off work at the moment due to WRS, caused by excessive workload and poor relationship with my HOF. Prior to going off I requested mediation with this person, with the hope that once bridges had been rebuilt, I could then address the work-life balance I was lacking. My HOF refused this mediation whilst I was in school, since being off and meeting with my Head regarding these complaints, they has refused my second request for mediation. I am fully aware that mediation is voluntary, however I wondered if anyone else had experienced a situation like this before? Did you escalate to a formal complaint? Did you leave it alone and accept their refusal? Did you return to work? Did you find another job because of this person? I am so concerned about returning to work now. We all know due to PRP we are at the mercy (or so it seems) of our HOF/line managers. As I have requested mediation and been off work ill because of this member of staff, I am so afraid that they will use this against me and life will just become much worse because of it. I am not naïve enough to believe that my HOF isn't feeling some of the same stress/concerns that I have (I know everyone has a higher power they are answerable to), however I don't see how we are to move forward positively if these issues are addressed. Any advice or thoughts please?! TIA extremely worried, nervous and scared teacher.