Hello everyone Its been eons since I posted on the forum with a problem, thank goodness. Here's the basic info: Been off work for 4 months with a medical condition. Returned to work mid week being promised by HOD that all planning and prep was taken care of and that I would be able to simply "come back and teach as a supply would do until the end of the week". On arrival at work I received no planning, no prep and inaccurate notes from the departing supply teachers that simply said "see another member of staff". I was placed in front of groups with no idea what to teach even though I had asked the week previous so that I could plan. My hasty planning was even undone as the bell went for 1st period by the HOD arriving to say the group needed an assessment this lesson which must be taught marked and entered on our reports by Monday. I had to improvise a lesson and repeat this several times as various groups arrived without any plans or info to accompany them from anyone at school. After 4 months out I have now asked my HOD, DH and HT where my groups are up to and have been palmed off with a "breakdown of communication". I have had to improvise lessons for several days. I have requested help several times from HOD, DH and HT over the couple of days I have been back and have received no help whatsoever. After 4 months off I would have expected at least some support with knowing where my groups are up to. Not even been offered a phased return yet a member of non-teaching has?? Is it just me or is it unfair to put a qualified teacher in front of groups without any planning having told them it was already taken care of? Am I unjustified in thinking a few lessons off to ascertain where groups were at would be a reasonable compromise? Or am I just being tetchy and should put up and shut up?