Hi all not sure I'm in correct forum but here goes. TA and husband has a terminal cancer prognosis. Bad news today, progression of disease. Not sure where we are going now with limited treatment options. Current Head arrived a couple of years ago, prior to that previous Head and Deputy were extremely supportive and compassionate about situation and time off to accompany him to appointments/treatments were granted with a "don't worry - just do what you have to do and put your husband first." I never took advantage of this and always paid back the time when I could. Now couldn't be more different - the whole feel of the school has changed over the last couple of years and I no longer feel supported. We are constantly reminded about how much it will cost the school if any of us are off work (both personal sickness or looking after dependants such as sick children.) If I am not there even for a couple of hours, a supply TA is brought in and therefore it is a day's unpaid leave. I fully appreciate the school is not run for my convenience but I guess I am beginning to question now if my working life is going to be made difficult, maybe it is time to leave? Perhaps the fact that earlier in the year I had to step down from a senior position because of my own health and overwhelming workload outside of school has not helped as since then I have detected a distinct frostiness in the air. Any advice gratefully received. Thanks!