Sorry for the length in advance, I am 19 weeks pregnant and since September have had 2 periods of pregnancy related Illness. One was 3 days, the other 4. I've also had the normal antenatal appointments. I suffer from another disease which in the last few years I have had quite a lot of time off work for and made the decision last year to drop to 4 days a week to cope with it. However, since pregnancy that disease has eased off and none of my time off was related to it. I was called into a meeting with the head teacher last week who pulled me up on my attendance record stating that had I not been pregnant he would have contacted occupational health. I did say that the time I have had off was not related to my other disease and it was pregnancy related. He responded with 'that's why I can't call OH'. He then questioned me about my role as a KS3 coordinator and asked if I felt I was doing my job effectively. Being put under pressure and being extremely emotional (at that point suffering with insomnia, morning sickness and a fractured scaphoid bone!) I broke down. Of course I wasn't, I had had 2 days of fieldwork (on virtually no sleep) been sick the following week and then had 1/2 term. I hadn't done anything in my role as KS3 coordinator in my subject and felt very low and terrible. I was not expecting to have my role questioned and have always been told before that they are very happy with my work and how I lead the KS3 department. I was basically asked if I still want to have the responsibility because they could try and get someone else (who isn't pregnant and going on maternity leave!) to do the job. Today I had a meeting with my HOD because they needed an answer to their question: 'do you still want to be KS3 coordinator for geography'. I basically got told that if my attendance continues in this manner the head teacher could take my responsibility away from me. At one point my HOD said that I have missed too many meetings to do my role properly (I've missed 2 due to pregnancy related illness, 1 due to an antenatal appointment). i made it clear I wasn't ready to give an answer so at the moment no. Financially I can not afford to give up the role. I'm beginning to feel all of this is really unfair and I'm wondering if I should go to my union rep to seek advice. The school have been understanding previously with my other health condition but this feels like I am now being targetted Any advice would be gratefully appreciated Teaching 12 years now and considering never coming back after maternity leave!