So I go back to work full time in September after only being off since 22nd April. I have to go back for financial reasons, one of which is that my husband has been made redundant. I am dreading it. I never thought I would like staying at home so much as I normally get very bored and frustrated in holidays but it is not the same with a baby. I am really enjoying being at home with her and its made me realise how stressed and disillusioned I was becoming with teaching. I have thought about leaving to do something else but I am a HOD with a TLR and I don't think i'd be able to earn the same sort of salary elsewhere and I can't afford a drop in salary with my husband being a stay at home dad now. It is being made worse by the fact that my colleague who is acting up into my role in my absence is being a nightmare. She has ignored all my notes I left her. She has started off the A-level coursework and exam teaching for Y13 by using completely different topics to the ones we have done before and have resources for. This went against my specific instructions and means when I go back I will have to write all new SOW and resources for 6 different units. She made a major mistake by offering a coursework topic that was impossible for students to do with the resources we have and this was only prevented because I happened to be informed about it by a colleague and was able to contact the school and get them to speak to her. She was only looking after my role for 3 months (and most of this time our GCSEand A-level students have been on exam leave) and so I don't think she should have made such major irresponsible changes to the teaching content for no reason, especially as our subjct is being overhauled in a year by Gove anyway. She is refusing to have any contact with me whilst I am on maternity leave (actually outright refusing to respond to emails saying that I am on leave so she does not wish to hear from me). I cannot therefore discuss these changes with her or get any idea of what work she has done / not done in advance of me returning. As a result she will also not send me information about which classes she has allocated me for September, or my proposed timetable so I have no idea what to plan in advance etc. I complained via email to my line manager and the head and they responded in a nice / polite way by sending me some paperwork that I requested in the post that is semi helpful, but have not done anything to tackle her refusal to communicate with me which I see as discriminatory behaviour. I think she needs to be disciplined personally but they don't seem to think so. When I go back I will go back to being her line manager and I have no idea how I am going to work with her now she has caused me so many problems and been so rude. I have never had to deal with a situation like this before and if my line managers don't think she needs talking to, I don't know if legally I am allowed to berate her for this behaviour. I am just dreading the whole thing. Sorry for the rant, I know there is not much I can do really but just needed to vent. I can't believe I have to go back and get stressed out and do all this extra work, right when I want to be at home with my baby.