Sorry I have not been online due to a lot of stress at work. My employer wanted me to go part time, then requested that I go to occupational health while I have taken no days off sick.
Well the latest is that I have had to resign from my job in order to keep my reference. My employer was informed by the examination board that malpractice has taken place with an A level coursework. The employer clearly said that two teachers were implicated, but as one has left, they cannot deal with them so they requested that I work from home. They have never given me any details on what the malpractice accusation is, although I have requested it.
I have been at this school for 12 years and never had a problem. Then after two weeks of investigation, I was called in for a meeting. This meeting lasted a few hours, I was not offered any drinks nor was I given time to think! Remember a lot of my medication makes my thinking process slow and the employer is fully aware of this. After the meeting I was formally suspended for giving the students too much help with their CW.
I have read what exam boards do if they think that they need to take action, they place the teacher under two years of supervision with CW. Not my school they informed my that I could be dismissed! That is what prompted me to apply for another job and hand in my resignation.
While applying for another job I just told them the truth that I was following the orders of the head of department, who wasn't taken to task. They couldn't believe how I was being treated and offered me a maternity cover job. I will be taking a pay cut, but I suppose I will learn to cope. This new school doesn't put you in the same situation because they use invigilators.
I have found the whole process has caused me more stress, which has lead to arthritis in the jaw and shoulder. Two joints where I've never had any signs of it before. The psychiatrist thinks its great that I'm leaving this employer as they have done nothing but caused me stress! But I do feel that I have just let them get away with it!