Hi Bri, the threshold was pretty high, but the reports focused on my ability to sustain 55-60 hour weeks, be on my feet a lot, and deal with fatigue plus toilet issues. Plus the stress of dealing with exam entries, staff issues, pupil discipline, 14 hour days when a patents consultation was happening after school etc.
You can’t just leave a class of teenagers when you need to go to the loo otherwise trouble erupts? Especially as I was teaching Physics so pupils would be doing experiments which adds another layer and of potential health and safety issues.
I was also suffering from anxiety and depression which was taken into account.
My body wasn’t coping and unlikely to recover to a point where it could cope.
I was also suffering visual migraines which intensified with stress and fatigue.
That was what decided it.
After surgery alone I wouldn’t have qualified. I’m sorry to read your employer is setting even higher thresholds.
All the best.