I teach an autistic boy in a mainstream primary school in West London, and absolutely love my job. I work alongside another teacher, and during my time at the school we have become really good friends. A few nights ago we all went out for end of term drinks (and got pretty smashed) and she started talking to me about my arm. She was very sweet but wanted to know about it. I was shocked that she'd even noticed- the most recent cuts are at the very top of my arm, close to my shoulder, which even in 23 degree heat, I make sure is covered. She kind of reacted as if EVERYONE had noticed them- that they were from my wrist to my shoulder. Sometimes I catch the kids starring, and sometimes they ask questions, which really really embarrasses me, and of course I always lie and brush it off. Most are 3 or 4 years old now. In the street, I don't care. I know I will never see those people again, and my friends have known me for far too long to judge. But work is different- I do not want 8 year old children noticing my self harming scars, or to be spoken to about it by management. I'm not sure what to do. Should I keep completely covered up? Or bite the bullet?