Hi All, I am in my second year of teaching and next week I have a stage 1 absence meeting with my head as I have 6 leaves of absences in a 12 month period which equals to 9 and a half days (two of the absences are just for an hour each however still a period of absence). The reason for half of these absences is because last year I was an egg donor for a family member and needed two days off for appointments e.g. injection training. I also needed a week off as I got a nasty infection after the egg retrieval and was in the hospital for a few days recovering. The frustrating thing is I planned the egg retrieval to be in the Easter holidays so I didn't need any time off but obviously I got the infection afterwards! My department and line manager knew about this egg donation however I have no idea if the head knows. The other three leaves of absences are genuine sickness and compassionate leave reason etc (they in total add up to 3 and a half days). Do you think I have anything to worry about or is this just standard protocol? Obviously, I will explain to my head that the IVF treatment is now over and I will not be needing any more time off for IVF appointments. Can anyone offer any more advice? My main worry now is if I need time off for my Grandfathers funeral (he has been receiving an end of life care so doesn't have long) will this get me into more trouble? I would just like to point out my head is lovely and very supportive I just haven't been to anything like this and I'm nervous about it! Thanks in advance!