So, this is a long one..... I am in mat leave, due to return after 12 months in October. While I have been on mat leave I have had letters from the principal (a bully who wants he starts on you, he doesn't stop until until you go one way or another), saying they are investigating the dept and several issues. This may lead to disciplinary. There were a whole list of things, mainly caused by the supply covering for me, another mat leave and a long term absentee. Also, I had a very difficult pregnancy and did not cope well with the pressure of 2 supply staff to manage and no support (I was told early on to expect the worst, that the baby had 66% chance of being still born. I had an amnio at 18 weeks &' thankfully he was fine) These 3 people were the department when I went on mat leave and in their words have been left on their own with no help. I am quite sure (and union agrees) that this is my turn now and he will keep trying to find something until he 'gets me out'. He's making me a scapegoat so when ofsted come in & see poor results he can tell them what he's done with me. we are at the interview stage, which due to PND, I am taking part in from a distance. The inevitable is going to happen, as that's what's this guy does. I need to get from it what I can & be able to carry on my career somewhere else. Am I best getting signed in from Mat leave & going off sick so I get some pay? Do I have any rights being on mat leave & the struggles I had with my pregnancy? I can't help but think that if I wasn't on mat leave or was a male, i wouldn't be in this situation. I have never been pulled up about anything in my whole career. Am desperate, advice needed.