Following a personal development plan, in which the powers that be have done a lesson observation which they deemed to be requiring improvement, I am now scheduled for a formal meeting. I was asked if I understood the process, and believed I did, having read through the documentation. After meeting with my union representative, however, they highly recommend that I resign. They have said that if I have that formal meeting, it will essentially be on my record, as will any subsequent actions. Without disclosing too much information, my current situation is that I am pregnant and that I will be unable to find reliable work before my baby is due. But the way this has progressed so far this year, I am not feeling positive about the process, nor about my future with the school. I didn't want to leave my post yet, as I need the maternity pay. But risking my career and future job prospects does not seem worth the gamble. I am a good teacher, and am striving to jump through all the hoops. It doesn't seem enough for my current employer. What are the realistic consequences if I do continue with the formal meeting and subsequent competency process? Will it destroy the prospect of being hired by another school in a years time after maternity leave?