Hi all. I just need somewhere to have a rant and vent my worries. I'm expecting twins in a couple of months. I have already had to have over a week off this term due to complications and I shouldn't be back at work at all really. I'm a HoD and the head gave me no say in the recruitment process last year so I have ended up with a dept of NQTs and unqualifieds as we're a small school and the head wanted 'cheaper' staff. I'm furious as she knew I was going to go off and we have ofsted due. I am so stressed with being asked questions all the time and being the only member in the dept that has any real experience. I am having to even fully plan all their lessons for them. I am set to go off on leave at 35 weeks in a few weeks time but they have dropped already and I know they'll be early. I should really be off now as I can barely walk and I am swelling up constantly putting pressure on nerves. If I leave the dept now there won't be one to come back to. I've worked so hard to turn this department around around, the head is self-sabotaging the school and making me ill in the process. What do I do? Get signed off sick and find somewhere else while on leave?