Hi I’m wondering if anyone could shed some light on this for me. I know that to pass the NQT year you need to have less than 30 days absent, but I also know that pregnancy related illness is not counted in the same way (or at least not supposed to be). Is this the same during the NQT year or does it all just count towards the 30 days, pregnancy related or not? I recently suffered a miscarriage and am recovering from surgery but I’ve already had quite a few days off this year and don’t know if I can afford to take time off to recover if it may result in having to extend my placement. Obviously I need to take care of my health but I have to finish this year. If I have to do another term I probably won’t bother and the last two years will have been a waste. I don’t want that to happen, but I also don’t want to burst into tears in front of my classes either from pain or sadness by going in before I’m ready.