Hi, I haven't posted on here before, but needed a bit of advice. My headteacher is pregnant and I really don't know where I stand... I am her deputy and when she goes off will have been in post for 1 year and 2 terms, Now, she hasn't said anything about what she is going to do - before she was pregnant, we had a hypothetical discussion and she tentatively asked would I want to step up - I said with support yes, but now that it actually is coming down to it, I really don't think she has considered me at all. Now, she has hinted at the fact that 'the governors' might advertise a secondment or ask a head from another school to step up. She hasn't mentioned me at all. Other members of staff are asking me what she is intending to do and I don't even know! Would it be strange for a secondment to come in? Surely the secondment would be a serving deputy at another school? Wouldn't that look very strange...undermine my position? I don't want to ask her outright at the moment, as she has said in numerous conversations that she is not thinking about anything until her 20 week scan, but I am feeling really rather insecure. If she doesn't think I am up for it, then I think I should look for another position, but in fact, I think I am capable of the job - she's not been v well with her pregnancy and I have been stepping up a lot more, as well as teaching. A bit of advice would be gratefully received - thanks!