hi everyone I've been working in a school now for 2 years and though it started well, my head of faculty has since revealed herself to be completely awful. Although it's not just her (the school is part of an academy chain and I'm having a lot of trouble with their ethos, the workload placed on staff, mocksteds etc), she is the one causing me a horrendous amount of stress. Things went from bad to worse when I became the union rep in order to have the training, knowledge etc to stick up for myself and the rest of the staff. I'm usually a fighter but this is really getting me down. I've been teaching 6 years and at my last job I never had any of the issues I'm having now. I know I'm not the terrible teacher they are trying to make me out to be. I have always had great lesson observations and always progressed up the pay scale, but now - although the exam board reports me as giving the students a "challenging and enriching" education based on the evidence of their coursework / DVD I had to send in - I've 'failed' my mocksted, failed to achieve my (very unfair) appraisal objectives and my head of faculty will find anything and everything to pick at me for. Something comes up every day and I just don't feel I can fight it any more. I am 25 weeks pregnant and concerned for my health. Every day I go into school I'm waiting for the next issue. I feel like they're out to get me. I wouldn't be surprised if they are trying to oust me before they have to cough up for my maternity pay. I can't afford to leave without getting it and being visibly pregnant I won't be able to get another job at this stage (I know they can't discriminate based on that but come on - who would employ a pregnant woman for a job starting in September when they won't be available until the following Easter?). Like I said, I'm normally a fighter but this is too big to fight alone. I have no support in school - the HT and my head of faculty used to work together in a previous school and are very chummy. I don't stand a chance. The latest incident left me crying in my classroom all morning, followed by feeling sick and with a headache, which probably came from crying so much. I just don't know what to do. I feel trapped. I've become very irritable and short tempered at home and I struggle to contain and control my emotions. Can anyone advise?