This is my 3rd post in the last 2 weeks- big thank you to anyone who has taken the time to read & respond. It’s been really reassuring/helpful. Background: I’ve been signed off with WRS for 25 days (crazy workload with 10-13 hr days without breaks). I’m also heavily pregnant (no risk assessment done). I tried to go back suggesting a week of mornings as a phased return, before returning full time, after 15 days off (GP didn’t want me back at all really so suggested amended hours until xmas at a push) but the school wanted all or nothing for ‘consistency’. GP then reverted to sick leave as she wasn’t happy with me returning to the same issues full whack & having to catch up parent eves etc. My head called yesterday to say she’d referred me to occupational health. I was going to the GP next week & was going to suggest I go back as I don’t want to be off until my mat leave starts at xmas. I do feel terribly guilty & do want to work just not be worked to death! My occupational health assessment isn’t until the following week after my GP appoitnment though... do I go back to work before that? Surely it will then take time to formulate a plan for my return between OH & school? If they suggest anything like a phased return, which school already rejected saying it’s disruptive for the kids, I’m not sure what else can be negotiated anyway apart from a normal return....! Any advice appreciated. My union and ESP said obviously it makes sense to have the assessment before returning ideally (id need cover at work to have the conversation anyway) but it seems a long time away.