Hi, I've been at my current school since September 2015. I went on maternity leave February 2017 and I am due to go back. I have a few questions as I just want see what all my possibilities are. 1. Initially I was going to return in September and I was told I was going to be in a new year group but same tlr post (head of year) for the same year group. When I told the school of my intention to take my full mat leave they responded with I will be teaching in nursery part time and a year group lead for year 4. That annoyed me as no other year group leader needs to plan and teach and overlook 2 year groups. Only one nursery am and pm so I would be doing that myself too. But I still agreed. 2. Since my child has developed medical problems - long term. So i asked the school if I could return part time at least until July so that medical training etc can be given to my child's nursery. I'm due to have a meeting but I know judging by the schools response they will ask me or encourage me to give up my tlr position. I have worked very very hard. My school had been ri since forever! Before I started GLD was at 40% in rec and I turned it around and we are now above national average with an ofted grading of outstanding. For me giving up this role is basically taking a step back in my career. Is this classified as discrimination? Are they allowed to do this? Can they reject me from going part time because I refuse to give up my tlr post? 3.With all this going on I feel I wish I could just leave and start afresh somewhere else. Is it possible or has anyone left their position at a school by not following the resignation dates? I know it means returning mat pay but I'm due to return in march. So I've missed the resignation date. If I want to leave I have to return to work and continue working until Easter time. Is that correct? And if I do return even for 2 months do I still need to pay back all my additional mat or will I get to keep some for working a few months. The Hr is rubbish for this LA I was told "I think you should have an idea" Sorry if this is confusing!