Hi, Just wanted people's views on a small or rather big issue I am facing. Back in February I was appointed as a head of a small infant school. I was 5 months pregnant when I went for the post, and was very up front throughout the process about the fact that I would be on maternity leave in September. I would have fully understanded if they hadnt appointed me but they did. I am now in the position where I am due to go on maternity leave next week and up until yesterday nothing had been done to cover in my absence. My aniexity over this is compounded by the fact that the school is in a vulnerable position as it has double satisfactory inspections and standards are not the greatest (all of which I was fully aware of before applying) and inspection will be due during the autumn term. My current school is a national support school and only a few miles from my new post and they were originally approached to cover for me, however, the out going head has 'issues' with my current head and has convinced the governors was not a good idea. I then discovered yesterday that the school had found a potential head teacher to be acting, he has been asked to resign by his current governors and now needs a job, he has taken an outstanding school to satisfactory (whilst I appreciate this can happen) it wouldn't be what I would consider to be the best appointment for a vulnerable school. I have not been consulted at all and am only aware of this development because I had my first handover meeting yesterday. I guess my question is would you expect to be consulted? Do you Think I should offer my opinion? I leave well only go in maternity leave and worry about it when I get back? The out going head informed me yesterday that the governing body were considering passing a vote of no confidence in the current chair and this makes me question if they are the best placed to be making this decision. The LA appear to distanceing themselves from supporting the governors. The update from today was the acting had been appointed so looks like decision made. I feel very angry that I don't feel all options were appropriately explored and am concerned about what I will now be facing in the spring term when I return. Any opinions/ views or comments welcomed Sorry for the rant but didn't know where else to get a considered opinion from.