While I know you aren't obliged to inform your employer until quite a way into pregnancy, I was planning to tell my Head quite early on. Only so that if I suffer bad morning sickness or there are other risk issues, he will be aware of the situation. However, I don't really want anyone else in the school to know and this would include parent governors and teacher governors. Is it unreasonable of me to tell the Head but request him not to tell these governors? I know that he might have to discuss it with the governors with regard to covering my maternity leave eventually but can i ask to have it not discussed with the teacher and parent ones for a period of time? I don't really want parent governors telling the children and I don't want the teacher governors to know because one of them is a bit of a gossip and I'm not entirely sure I trust her. If the Head does have to tell them, are they bound by confidentiality and would there be consequences for them spreading the news?