I've recently been off sick for over two months. I've come back to school, as a secondary school teacher and they are not allowing me to teach even though OH says I can return to my job. I'm left 'shadowing' and 'team teaching' which basically means I'm being used as a TA. Their stated reasons are they don't want to disrupt the children's education further (which I do understand) but I'm not sure I want to carry on with this situation until July, which is when they say it will continue to. I have had all my exam classes taken off me, which again I understand, but don't get why I can't go back to teaching the lower years like normal. My union isn't very happy about this, but I haven't had a proper chance to talk to the union about it yet. So my question is, if I've be ok'ed to work as a teacher again, can they deny me teaching time?