I wasn't sure whether to post this in workplace dilemmas or not but thought I'd start here... I am part of our SLT, 6 months pregnant and, at my mid year PM review today, was told I won't be allowed to return to my role part time as the head 'doesn't want a part time leader'. I was hoping to return 4 days (other local schools in my area of similar size have part time leaders on 4 days) and all other teaching staff who have had children have returned 3 days or less without issue. Obviously I'm very disappointed, mostly because I have worked extremely hard to get my current role and I am good at my job. Basically I feel I've been left with a choice: 1) agree to go back full time to current role 2) go back part time but lose my leadership role 3) look for a leadership role elsewhere that is part time (highly unlikely!) 4) wait until it's time to go back, get turned down for flexible hours then appeal it. Does anyone have any advice? Just feeling upset at the moment as I am torn between wanting what is best for my baby and wanting to maintain my career!