I have been off work since mid December. I tried to go back a couple of times but didn't cope. It was agreed with my HT that I have a phased return but it seems that one week of working 2 days, then having half term off is a phased return. I am now back at work full time and today was just too much. I do not feel ready for full time work yet. I have seen OH in half term and they also recommended a phased return, Unfortunately their report has not been recieved by HT yet. I have discussed this with HT but they didn't seem keen. They told me that it was up to the HT to decide and OH were only there to advise. I told HT that I didn't want to find it too much and then go off sick - a phased return would be a lot better. Knowing that I have time to get back into it with days out of the classroom would be a great help. I also saw a cousellor for the first time last night. They also agreed that a phased return would be the best option for me. How do I tell HT this? Can I demand that I have a phased return? I don't want to cause anymore problems at school. I am in Y6 and it is a stressful year at the best of times. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.