Hi, I'm currently 32 weeks pregnant and want to start maternity leave now rather than at 37 weeks like I originally told work. I am finding that my and my baby's health is at risk from the stress and pressures of work. School can't find a replacement till my original end date and so I'm planning on seeing the GP to get signed off work ill. I've never been signed off before and would like advice on how I inform school. Do I ring, email or take the note in personally? Thank you.