Many thanks for the reply.
It actually suits me to work beyond my notice date - as I have not got any plans yet for another job.
What I did not mention to you is that also I have been suffering a bereavement (my sister died last year, at a young age, a painful death from cancer) and since that time my mother has become estranged from me and my family - and has suffered a break down. So my personal life has been a nightmare. Would there be any benefit in asking my Dr to give my employer info about this situation?
Also, when my employer confirmed that she would not retract my resignation, she gave me info about a number of aspects of my work that she was not happy with and asked for my assurance that these would be improved during the notice period (which is 14 months - I am a teacher). These aspects had not ever been brought up previously as part of my annual prof review. She said it was these factors that led to her decision to now allow retraction - despite confirming that in all other ways, my work was excellent.
Do I have any grounds to go back to her on the basis that these issues had not been raised previously?
Thank you very much.