Looking for some advice please. I am a head of department who has only ever taught sixth form. I started my mat leave in Sept and want to return after Easter. Before I left I was told that I could change the dept timetables on my return. Now I’m being told I can’t and have to pick up the timetable the cover person had. This isn’t great for a few reasons: 1. This would involve me teaching PD/RE which I have never taught before. It might make me sound like a wimp, but the thought of teaching year groups and subjects I have never encountered before after being off for months fills me with dread - surely I have to return to the same job I left? 2. We are introducing a brand new course next year. I need gained time to plan for it, so need to pick up year 13 lessons from another teachers timetable. The thought of returning to an unfamiliar timetable is really hanging over me and ruining what’s left of my maternity leave so any advice would be appreciated.