Could really do with some advice… I have already contact my Union about the following issues so wanted to get other opinions. I started the role of Inclusion Teacher at a Primary school in September 2017. Briefly, the role was explained to me to be a mentoring, supportive role to teachers to improve and enhance differentiation and include children with SEND alongside their peers. I was successful at interview (among other things) because of my experience of successfully managing classes with high proportions of SEND. However, the role has never materialised and I have spent the year covering absent teachers, acting as a TA and ‘fire fighting’ disruptive behaviour for teachers. The position was offered (which I have a letter of employment for) as a permanent and full time post. However, I have since been told that, that was a mistake and should never have been offered as permanent because there is no budget for this and that I will have to go back to class teaching, with no extra responsibilities in September. However, this has only been told to me verbally in a very casual manner with no regard for the fact that I excepted the position in good faith and as an opportunity to advance my career. Additionally, my job title and role changed in Term 6 and I am now sharing responsibility of a year 3 class. After months (and months) of requesting a Initial Performance Management meeting (the school’s timetable says these will be complete by October) this has not happened. Nor have I had any targets set. I am due to apply to UPS in September but am unsure how this will work without targets. I am 6 months pregnant and informed my Headteacher at 8 weeks. My maternity leave starts on 3rd September and I have had no conformation (I have asked on several occasions) of what my role will be when I return to school. I had a very tricky start to my pregnancy and was signed off for 2 weeks due to low blood pressure and episodes of fainting. On my return, I requested an expectant mother’s risk assessment to be carried out. I also informed my HT that my GP had provided me with a ‘fit note’ highlighting some suggestions that will aid me during work, I suggested that this could inform the risk assessment. The risk assessment was completed 8 weeks after my request and non of the GP recommendations were taking into consideration. Has anyone had any similar experiences? As you can imagine I am at a loss on where to turn next as I feel that I have been treated very badly. I am not the type of person to cause a fuss and am not a trouble maker. However, I can’t help but feel that I have been completely miss-sold and lied to and that the year has put a halt to my career prospects. Thanks for any suggestions.