Back in May, I accepted a fantastic position as Head of Department at a school closer to my fiancé's workplace. I am only in my second year of teaching, so a HoD role was more than I ever bargained for at this stage. However, I recently discovered that I am 15 weeks pregnant. We're delighted, but it was a LOT earlier than planned (say 5 years early!). I only found out around the 12 week mark and everything has all been geared towards the baby since then. I'm feeling really anxious about telling the HT. It's a small independent school and so I'm not sure if the legislation applies to them. I had lots of contractual problems with my previous school who had a very similar setup. Should I tell the school sooner rather than later, or wait until I start in September? I haven't signed a contract yet, however I have formally accepted the job offer in writing and completed medical health assessment (long before knowing about pregnancy). I anticipate that they will be disappointed given the timing of it all and I feel like an irresponsible teenager! My first question is, how do I go about telling the school? Organise a meeting or call? My second question is, when do I tell them given that I haven't signed a contract? Thank you so much in advance!