Pregnant NQT

(6 Posts)
MrsK8541 Tue 14-Mar-17 20:48:43

I need some advice please!! I'm in my second term of NQT in a secondary school, successfully passed my PGCE at same school, then worked there as an unqualified teacher until September when I started my NQT induction. My first term was passed and I met all teaching standards.

But, I found out I was pregnant in January and am due in Sept. I have hyperemesis and was signed off for 4 weeks and have just returned to work, even though I still feel terrible! The school are now saying that I will have to extend my NQT induction and finish it after maternity leave, but that I might not even be able to do it at the same school. This is after being told at interview that my temporary NQT position would be made permanent upon passing, because I was "such an asset to be the only subject specialist in the department". Now they know I'm pregnant it's like they're making no effort to support me and now looks like they won't even let me finish my NQT there after maternity.

Anyone know if it's possible to still be assessed and pass NQT induction even with more than the 30 days of absence? I feel like I'm being treated so differently now that they know I'm pregnant. Or am I being unreasonable and hormonal?

Sorry for ranty post blush

CotswoldStrife Tue 14-Mar-17 21:01:01

Congrats on your pregnancy - I hope the sickness eases soon, I had a colleague that suffered and it was awful!

Has your sick leave spanned two terms? Is that the issue here, that it has to be a complete term to count towards the induction?

MrsK8541 Tue 14-Mar-17 21:18:32

The first term my attendance was fine. The 4 weeks I was signed off was at the beginning of this term. The NQT induction guidance suggests an extension of induction if absence goes above 30 days sad

Jaimx86 Tue 14-Mar-17 21:21:41

See page 22 of this document and contact your appropriate body.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Tue 14-Mar-17 21:22:37

I think unfortunately you would have to extend. I don't see the issue with you carrying on at the same school though.

SaltedCaramelEverything Tue 14-Mar-17 21:34:33

OP I'm no expert on this but I'd suggest contacting your union for advice. Good luck flowers

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