I had a brain haemorrhage last year and have been off sick since then. I was initially contacted by all staff whilst in hospital & during the first couple of weeks on my return home. i went into school (after children had left) & was welcomed by all. Everyone thought that as I looked okay, then I must be! I was invited to the Christmas show but unfortunately was rushed to hospital on that particular day. Once home, I sent my apologies by text and asked if I could visit to take presents for my class, this was agreed but when I arrived I was told by the head that in future I must not us text but refer to the school's absence policy and telephone when visiting. I wanted to return to work in May, with the guidance of occupational health & my GP but the head said that it would be better to return in June. I was asked to get signed off until then, which I did. It was decided by occupational health that I would initially start on 1 morning a week for a fortnight then work up to 2 days, then review how I was coping as brain injuries are very hard to define as to what I can do until I try. To cut a long story short, I went in for my first morning with no greeting from my headteacher or secretary! I had a meeting with the head who told me I could work in her office looking at notes for the groups of children I would be working with. I gave her a report from brain injury group showing where my brain was damaged, I also explained that they would be willing to come into school to help the school to make adjustments At breaktime, I chatted to the meals delivery man about a personal issue (he is a neighbour of mine) I then worked in the ICT suite looking for resources to use for my subsequent phased return morning. Whilst there, a member of staff how I was & I replied that I felt left out on a limb. I went home at lunch time after saying goodbye to the head. Once home I burst into tears as I felt completely alienated from the rest of the staff. I went in the following week only to be hauled into the head's office and told that if I was upset, I should go to her not talk to others, that I had only been back for one morning and had disrupted the whole school, I had not emailed planning to the teacher I was going to be supporting and generally made to feel that I was a complete inconvenience. I went to the class that I waas supporting and was told that all the activities I had planned were not suitable & I should have emailed them first, then I could have changed them. I managed to complete my second morning, working with the children was fine but the lack of emotional understanding really upset me. I felt under immense stress following this which caused me to have a migraine over the weekend, I could not sleep and therefore could not go to school the following day. My doctor signed me off for a week and my brain therapist said she would arrange a meeting with the school, along with my union rep & occupational health. They were all in favour of me returning to work on a phased return in September but the head was not willing, saying she would have to speak to governors. I have since emailed the head, stating that I am attending rehabilitation over the summer as well as brain injury education weekly. Am I being bullied because of my illness?