Currently on maternity leave (baby is 2 weeks old, born 3 weeks early) and the school have not stopped ringing since I have been on leave. I have just been given until next Friday to write the whole classes reports as there is no one else to do it. I am so upset, I was put on the spot and said yes, got off the phone and ended up arguing with my husband because he is sick of them ringing and making me work when I am meant to be enjoying my baby. The whole pregnancy has been stressful enough! I am going to list below everything that has happened whilst pregnant because you honestly couldn't make it up: Told work I was pregnant at 6 weeks as we had an activity residential coming up and also I have some volatile children in my class and wanted a risk assessment - this never happened. Missed the residential due to a UTI that required a stay in hospital - upon return to work I was observed by the head, praised highly for the lesson and then given IR as she said she had to look at their progress and as I had had a week off she felt I hadn't been consistent enough and if the morning sickness was going to continue then they'd have to look at other options for the class. Spoken to by the Deputy Head regarding time off sick (same time off, no other days off) and had to point out that as it was pregnancy related it wasn't the same - he then went off to speak to the head then came back and said 'what i meant to say was do you need anything to help you whilst you're pregnant' - very odd! The teacher in the class next to me was asked to leave and I was then given an additional 16 children which made a mixed 5/6 class and a mixed new and old curriculum to replan for the year - I am an NQT. Was offered no support and never saw my mentor (he left before the end of the spring term) so the stress levels obviously rose from there. As the Y6 teacher I had the usual stress of SATs and was working 12 hour days by 30 weeks pregnant, unfortunately I collapsed at home at 33 weeks pregnant and was hospitalised for a week. During that week I was emailed and called several times regarding work, ended up planning for the supply that was in even though the Dr signed me off for 3 weeks. SInce starting maternity leave I have had all the year 6 books dropped off at my house to be marked as no one had done it and they had the marking moderation coming up (I had already stated the levels for the children and updated their assessments) they still haven't covered my leave so have the SENCO and a supply in the class they rang again last week about assessing the children (again -everything is in their books and the assessments are updated) they've just rang me to write all the class reports as there is no one to do it. I gave them my MATB1 form when I was 20 weeks and asked them to let me know how much maternity pay I could get, was told full pay and not to worry. Got my statement yesterday with the breakdown on it and after next month it drops to SMP - we can't afford to live on this. Rang and questioned it - turns out I haven't been working there long enough and missed out by 3 weeks. If I had been told this at 20 weeks I could have put money aside so I could have longer off, it now looks like I'll have to go back for Sept Term 1 or we wont be able to afford the mortgage. Am I being dramatic thinking all of the above is out of order? I feel so upset by it all and just don't want to go back there at all! I know there is probably nothing I can do about any of it, I think I wanted to rant!