Hello all, hope you're all enjoying your freedom! I've been off since last October on maternity leave and am due to return in September. The problem is, I get the feeling that the staff would much prefer it if my maternity cover were to be kept on. Apparenlty he has done an amazing job, brought in loads of new ideas, got on very well with everyone and changed the displays every week or so. I've been into my classroom a couple of times over the Summer holidays and he has completely changed everything: permanent displays taken down and 'dumped' in the cupboard, classroom resources gone missing, my plants thrown away because he forgot to water them ( I should have taken them with me, I guess) I'm not concerned that he wanted to make his mark and of course he would set the classroom up in his way but I can't help but feel a little apprehensive about going back, especially when my colleagues have said that it 'won't be the same' next term as he's no longer working there. On the last day of term the HT was actually in tears as he was going to be 'missed so much'. I just feel as if I have to work twice as hard now to prove myself again, although I know it's my thinking that's causing these feelings. Thank you for letting me vent.