A question for primary teachers who are pregnant (know the whole secondary situation is a bit different!) How and when did the parents at your school find out about your pregnancy? I work in a very small village primary school, I'm 18 weeks pregnant and the SMT and teaching staff know but am still keeping it private from support staff and parents (lots of the TAs are either parents or very friendly with parents and gossip is rife - once the TAs know it will be public knowledge!) It's a very difficult year for the school, our head is currently away and we have a temporary head in a couple of times a week. This means the parents are already very 'twitchy' and unsettled about things and I feel that they need to be informed of changes to staffing properly (I'm due in Sept so will work till July but won't return after the summer. Also I teach nursery/reception and parents of early years children seem to get even more worked up about their child's teacher - presumably because it's the first?). For those of you that have informed the parents formally how and when was this done? I am desperate to at least get to my 20 week scan but am having to employ some 'creative' dressing to hide my developing bump in the meantime!