Just an update on my situation. My dispute with my former head teacher ended in July. For those who don't know, my former head tried to sack me - due to the amount of time I had of work due to RA. Instead of using medical grounds which was very hard to prove, he claimed I was incompetent. However he did not have supportive evidence for this. This dragged on for over a year. Finally it was sorted and I got compensation for being made wrongly unemployed. During this time I could not work - mainly due to the head teacher preventing this.
I have finally found work teaching part time at a school in London. It's been emotionally hard on me and at one time, I lost confidence. It was sheer determination and not knowing what else I could do, that has kept me going and looking for a new teaching post.
During this time I went into remission. My DAS is 1.24, but of course the head was not interested, he just wanted rid of me.
Having ra is not easy. It's even harder when you are not supported at work. Mainly cause you don't look I'll, but of course your in pain. Employers take advantage of us and try to get rid of us. I fought and won, so don't give in to them. We have a right to work!
Pic supplied by Sylvi R. Love this pic, so I thought I share it.