Hello! Does anyone have any advice on the following matter: I was offered the role of acting deputy at my school last July. I really wanted to take the position, but my conscience got the better of me and I felt obliged to tell my school that my husband and I had decided to try for a baby. As I had been told that the position was only for a year I felt that this was the right thing to do for the school as an Acting Head was taking over and we were moving towards federating with the infant school on the same site as ours. Consequently, somebody else was appointed as Acting Deputy and I am now on maternity leave! However, a new head has been appointed to start in September and has just sorted out the staffing structure for next year. The lady who was given acting deputy head has been appointed as deputy head for at least another year. I feel quite aggrieved by this, as I had been told originally that the post was only for a year and I feel that I have a lot to offer the school and would have liked to be have been given the opportunity to apply for the post if it was available again this year. The extra salary would help solve many of our childcare issues. My question is can the school do this or should the post have been advertised internally? Nobody has contacted me to discuss this matter and I would assume that as I am still on the payroll and was offered the position originally it would have been fairer to discuss with me whether I would be interested in applying for it. I feel as if I have been discriminated against for choosing to have a baby and I feel at a total loss as to what I should do about this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.