Hi everyone, This is a bit of a long story but I will try to be concise. I am a member of an slt with the HT, DHT and an Assistant Head. I am a class teacher, KS 2 Leader, SENCO, subject co-coordinator and NQT mentor so consider myself to play a significant role in the school. Our DHT is leaving at half term and I was told about this and the plans made just before Xmas. I was told that a permanent DHT would not be sought at this time as we are also having a new HT this year too so he will make the decisions. In the meantime, I was told "we must all pull together" the assistant head would do more but other responsibilities would be given to another member of staff as part of his development. I will not be given any of this for my development because I "am pregnant and will be going on maternity leave". I expressed my concern about this and was just told that I could obviously apply for any future positions the new head decides on. I then found out that what is actually happening is that two new roles have been created: an . Acting DHT and Acting assistant head, both of which I have been overlooked for. I was not even told about this directly from the head, which I do find disrespectful as a member of the slt. The AHT post has been internally advertised and staff are welcome to apply, however the entire staff know that it has already been promised to the other teacher. I feel completely overlooked and discriminated against because, I feel, I am pregnant. So: As there is more than one person capable of fulfilling the Acting DHT role (Current . AHT and myself ) can I insist on that post being opened up so I can apply? If not, I will apply for the AHT post, but know that this has already been promised, so how can I ensure it is a fair process? Is the head able to overlook me because it is known in advance I will be going on maternity leave, even though I will be at school when the posts begin? I have really struggled to receive any CPD in the last few years, so really feel that any development opportunities are vital for me. I don't want to cause trouble but really believe that I would be the right person to step up (please don't think I am being arrogant) as I have a better understanding off the school as a whole and have more impact than the current AHT And my pregnancy I'd being used against me. Thanks in advance for ant advice.