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Thanks all - I think I will do as you say and just tell them without making too big a deal. After all, I don't look ill (yet!), but I think it's only fair that they know.
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Hi I'm  a primary teacher in Scotland, and my council offer 4 week phased return. I'm going to use some accrued leave owed to me for being off sick during holidays, to extend the period by a few more weeks. 

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Interesting, i teach, but had to follow county guidelines for phased return, 4 weeks. Maximum, but could be renegotiated at the end, when i was told i would be paid a part time rate
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Hi McKenna

Are you a member of a union. I returned to work last year and continue to have the support of my NUT rep.If you are a member of a union, contact them. They will come with you to meeting etc if you are not feeling confident.

Regarding rehabilitation phased return, I know that different authorities have different policies. Your union rep would be able to help you find this out from your HR department. Your school will have HR services whether with an academy or local authority if your school has not been academised.

You could always ask OH directly what the policy is. I wouldn't take your heads word for it. At the end of the day he/she is not an employment specialist. They may not have even dealt with an employee whose has a cancer diagnosis before.

I also found McMillan brilliant in giving me return to work support and advice.

Hope you can get help you need.

All the best
Dianne.
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Hi again I'm trying to find out about the 12 weeks rehabilitation phased return but the information I'm getting only relates to Scotland. I live in the north west. I would like the information in black and white for the OH . I'm not a very confident person and if I don't have concrete evidence to show them I know I'll agree to what they say and suffer the consequences! Hope you can help x x
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Hi Dianne
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.
I am a T A and the class I'm returning to is early years and I'm concerned that the chairs are just far to low for me. I also had a full hysterectomy in August so I could do with the correct chair .
I will contact Access to Work
You have helped me and I will let you know how I get on. Take care chris

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Hi McKenna

You are right, you need a 12 week rehabilitation phased return. This is different to an ordinary phased return which is only 4 weeks. Your head most likely does not know your employment rights following a cancer diagnosis. Don't accept a four week return plan. You MUST also contact Access to Work. It will provide funding for your employer to make any work place adaptations. I for example have a height adjusting desk, ergonomic chair, light weight laptop etc. Please do contact them. So many people don't bother, but you're fully entitled to thus support. I'd also make contact with your unio . They will be able to give you a lot more support and advice....but PLEASE!!!! Google Access to Work to find your regional office

Hope this helps
Dianne
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I was diagnosed 17 months ago . I have my first OH appt on Monday with a view to return on phased return the following Monday. The worry I have is that my head has said she wants me to work 2 full days the first week and then add on a day the following weeks. I'm worried it's going to be to much ,to quick. After reading on here that phased return can take up to 12 weeks I feel I'm being rushed. Who decides the OH or my boss. I work in a autistic school so it's very physical.
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I have just had a mastectomy of my right breast and will be starting chemo in a few weeks.

I am a NQT.

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Hi Ladies, I was until Feb a primary teacher. I wanted to say ( you may know all this) that your phased return is arranged through occ health. They make recommendations and if your HT decides to ignore these and you become ill the school is failing in their duty of care. Also I had very useful support from Access to Work. Occ health suggested contacting them and my union was annoyed that this hadn't been implemented before.

I've now been given early medical retirement as I've developed lymphodema in both arms and have a problem writing. I understand you wanting to return to prove yourself as I felt the same and managed to work for 5 years after my treatment. This was at some cost to myself as by Thursday I was exhausted and could do little except get ready for the next day at work and spent weekends recovering. I'm glad I did go back BUT am very happy to be free of work now. My income is reduced of course and I was the main wage earner but Id rather that than the poor quality of life I had while I was working. It's felt like a bereavement adjusting to not working as I was very committed to my job but know it was the best thing for me and my family.

Consult your union and Macmillan as they have new publications about cancer survivors returning to work. Give a copy to your HT!

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Hi all

Haven't been on here for ages but thought I'd check in and I found this thread. I'm a Primary Teacher and have been back at work on a really good phased return since September. I finally went back to full time last week after a term of 4 day weeks. My problem is fatigue. I had a hysterectomy last May and am on tamoxifen and my body is apparently reacting really badly to reducing oestrogen levels. My energy levels are not good and teaching is draining them really badly. Whilst I was part time I felt able to just walk away at the end of the day but since I've been working 4 days and now 5 days I'm pushing myself to be the teacher that I was because if I can't be that teacher I'm going to struggle with staying in teaching. I know I have several choices - drop my hours, continue full time but pull back on what I do or walk away and do something else. Not sure what to do. All I know is that with no end in sight for the fatigue I really can't cope with being this tired all the time. Any thoughts anyone?

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Welcome aboard the Roller coaster none of us wanted to be on, 'TotallyConfuse'.  Hold on tight - you wont necessarily enjoy the ride but you WILL get through it. Don't push yourself too hard. Take time to recover. I've been back at work (HLTA, Primary School) since Sept 2012, and the 4 monthas I had off to treat BC now seem like a distant memory - although at the time it seemed soooo long and I was so frustrated at not being able to work.  

 

In retrospect, I wish I'd just chilled out a bit more and enjoyed what I could of the time off! (Easier said than done after a BC dx though??! Smiley Frustrated)

 

I hope your treatments are successful and not too horrible. This forum is certainly a great place for support. x

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Hi I am 54 and been a ta for 16 years n a secondary school....
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Thank you again for your time and advice. I will let you know what I decide to do, and how I get on
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Bev12...you should be back on full pay, even on a REhabilitation phased return.  Make sure you use the phrase 'rehabilitation phased return'.  My HR is with Bradford council and I received a copy of their return to work policy, which laid out it being 12 weeks.  My occ health nurse then informed me that I can have a further 4 weeks Ordinary phased return after that.  Access to Work is brilliant.  I'm getting a range of equipment to help me..Ergonomic chair, adjustable height desk, air coolers and electric stapler and hole punch to name a few items.  Make sure you have an assessor to actually come out and see you in your working environment to give them a better understanding of your needs.  Funding is provided for most of the equipment, plus it gives recommendations for your employers to make 'reasonable adjustments'.  The biggest thing for me will be a smart board, as I'm left handed which is the side I had my op (mx and lymph node removal).  Am already feeling a swelling in my arm 😞 so may have to ask for a referral to lymphoma clinic.  Am hoping a smart board will reduce the stress on that arm.  I was disappointed that school was slow to get my my referrals, so contacting my union has been invaluable in giving me the support and advice I needed to make my return to work  easier. 

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Oh forgot to ask with a twelve week phased return, how does pay work????
Thank You
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Thank you 2catlady. I wish you all the best in your retirement.
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Thank you so much Mrs B, that is really helpful. I appreciate you taking the time to reply
Wishing you all the best with your phased return
Thank you
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I am 5 weeks into a Rehabilitation phased return.  My union has been great supporting me.  Make sure you have had an occupational health referral and Access to Work assessment (Google it for your regional number).  As my union rep said, its all about building in layers of support.  My phased return is over 12 weeks, with an additional 4 weeks if needed.  I think I am going to make use of the extra 4 weeks, and as of yet I have not started actually teaching.  I'm in 2 1/2 days and carrying out my Head of Department duties.  BE KIND TO YOURSELF.  Don't feel pressured to be thrown in at the deep end.  I really want my phased return to work, but I have come to realism that slowly is better.  If I want to be an effective teacher then I will need time to build up my physical strength and emotional resilience.  We are covered under Disability / equality legislation and it is right that work recognizes our needs and limitations as we return to work.  After my phased return, only then will I go down the road of changing my contract.  So my advise is to use all the time and support that is out there and see how it goes.  People ask me if I'm ready to return to work, and I tell them that I don't know and that's why I'm trying it. Hope this helps

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Hi,bev, I'm a TA so I don't know about your case. My sister is a teacher and involved with NASUWT union. She suggests you contact your union. I'm going down the retirement through ill health path but I have MBC. I love my job,but feel I can't do it any more. My head has also been wonderful and is supporting me. You like me may be able to access your pension if you retire through ill health.
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Thank you very much Lucy
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Hi Bev

Whilst you await replies there is some information and advice about returning to work in the BCC 'Moving forward' resource pack which you can download via this link:

http://www2.breastcancercare.org.uk/publications/about-breast-cancer-care/moving-forward-resource-pa...

 

Take care

Lucy BCC

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Hi I am a teacher with thirty years service, am now 52! Am hoping to start a phased return to my job soon, but at the moment am worried about how I will get on and if I can still do the job to the standard I want for the children.
If ll goes pear shaped and I have to pack in my job, would I be entitled to any benefits from anywhere? Or would I have to use up my savings?
Would really appreciate some advice, but don't know where to look or who to ask! Think I am low and panicking and just trying to look at different options!
Thank you so much in anticipation of some help again
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Hi Rachel glad you have your union rep supporting you. Hope you have managed to find a way forward. X
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Hello,
I've spoken to my rep tonight. He feels I need to speak to the Head before we decide how to take it further. Not looking forward to that, but hopefully won't be too bad. If she's unreasonable then I can go down the route of a compromise agreement, if she's ok then I hand my notice in.
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There are plenty of people on here to offload on and who understand Rachel.
I hope you hear something from your union soon so that you can get some peace of mind and a way forward.
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Thank you, yes these things have been added at the unsupportive school where I only work one day a week. I spoke to Macmillan last week when I was so upset at the criticism of my planning and after that conversation contacted my union. My rep was very supportive and asked me to put it in writing. I did that at the weekend and I'm waiting for him to get back to me. It's just on my mind so much, which is really not helping anything, including my teaching at the supportive school. It helps to be able to tell people who understand as my poor husband feels so helpless and the kids don't like to see me upset.
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Just thought I would add that I only found all this out after being prompted into action by others on this thread, so hope it is of use to you and anyone else working through the challenge of returning to work.
I found all those agencies very supportive when I spoke to them. Xx
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Hello Rachel when I read your post I felt I had to respond in support. What a lot you have on your plate at the moment!

It seems to me that you seem to have disproportionate responsibilities for the part time hours that you work. I am guessing that the school in which you are RE coordinator is a small school where everyone has to take on responsibilities as there aren't enough full time members of staff to lead all the subjects.....? However, in my opinion, there doesn't seem to have been reasonable adjustments made for you, since you are now covered by the Equalities Act 2010 since diagnosis.

Also asking you to plan all the science seems an extra burden when you are doing your best to return and get back up to speed after the massive impact of a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
You don't say which school you are undertaking these responsibilities in, and maybe it is the unsupportive school. However, I think you need advice about how you tackle this with the head teacher. Macmillan offer very good advice through that website. Also ACAS offer confidential impartial advice on 08547 474747. Lastly the Equality Advisory Service are also very helpful. The weblink is www.equalityadvisoryservice.com

I hope you will soon hear something from your union advising you, but suggest you follow up if you haven't heard by the end of the week.

Thinking of you and sending you a big hug. I hope that one of the above can help you get some good advice and support. Xx
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Hello. I don't often post on here but I'm really struggling at the moment. I was diagnosed in July 2012, had mx, chemo and rads and am now on tamoxifen. I am a part time primary school teacher with contracts at 2 schools. I went back to work in June, doing 2 days a week in one school. In Sept I returned to both schools, doing 1 full day and 2 afternoons in a very supportive school, and 1 full day in a very unsupportive one. Since going back I've been asked to plan the Science for 3 y5/6 classes and take on the role of RE coordinator. Fatigue has been a real problem. I haven't had a proper return to work meeting, the only adaptation is to agree that my playground duty is moved from the morning to the afternoon, as I get a break in the afternoon having my PPA time while the children are in assembly. I am doing proportionately more than my full time colleagues, and returning after treatment. I was beginning to feel a bit better and that I could see my energy levels creeping up when I had an email from the Head saying my planning was causing concern. I was so upset that it has really battered my fatigue again, and I'm not sleeping. My union rep sounded very supportive when I spoke to him last week but I haven't heard from him since putting everything in writing for him. I'd happily never go back but if I get signed off probably can't work in my supportive school. Fed up and finding it hard to cope.
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Hello all the teachers and assistants on this thread. I have been reading with interest, as my return to work approaches. I have been off for 6 months and since the day I left work ( with a large local authority) in March, I have had NO contact from a single person officially, other than my SSIP notification in an envelope - no comp slip. My line manager hasn't replied once to any if my letters or emails updating him on my situation ( surgery, rads and hormone treatment - all with various complications) and I am starting to get anxious about my return to work expectations. I did ask him to contact me to discuss these at the beginning if term, but so far no response.
Your advice Mrs B is really helpful re OH and Access to Work. I hadn't even heard of the latter.
I am currently undergoing physio and hydrotherapy for back and shoulder problems linked to surgery and hormone treatment ( whoever would have thought that lack of oestrogen could cause sacroiliac joint problems!) but hope to return after half term so it would appear that I will have to contact HR maybe to try and get some kind of response and guidance since none has been forthcoming.
Really appreciate the tips ladies.
All best wishes to everyone on the journey back to some kind of normality x
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Hi ladies

 

Well so much for my confidence that my school was handling my return to work correctly!!

 

My best advice is ring your union and don't agree to any conditions of returning to work until you have had a review with occupational health and an Access to Work assessment.

 

I have just found out, despite asking since the beginning of September, that my school has only just referred me to occupational health.  I had intended to return to work next week, but have just had to get another sick note for another 3 weeks until it is sorted.

 

My union rep has been brilliant and said that I need to push for a Rehabilitation phased return which can be 12weeks+  and not a standard phased return of 4 weeks.  She has said that is this important because it protects me against an competency procedures later down the road.

 

I love you job and proud to be good at it, but the reality is if I push myself or am pushed by the school to do more than I am capable of in the short term, then everyone loses out - me, the school and ofcourse the kids.

 

So...ring your union and don't agree to anything until you have been correctly assessed ladies.

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Sunshine

 

I'm having the same problem. I returned to work in September full time and am finding I just cannot do what I used to . It take me all my time to get in to work for eight thirty! I just can't seem to get my body working after  mx and reconstruction.  Not much sympathy from those above either. Everyone just looks at you and thinks you are back to normal whatever that may be!  Like you, I have also stressed about the responsibilities and financial situation and on top of all that I have young children and a home to keep ticking over! Hope you sort it soon. xxx 

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Hi ladies ,

I am a secondary school teacher and a member of slt. I started chemo last Dec , lumpectomy and ANC in May and radiotherapy through July . I chose to return to work full time in September . Two weeks ago I realised I was exhausted . Has anyone got any advice on where I go from here ? I am now feeling stressed about having responsibilities reduced and the financial implications .
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Hi Teachers, HLTA's and TA's

 

Well, I have been back in school for three weeks now. This is the fourth week and the whole situation is just serving to make me realise that  I'm a shadow of my former self.  Now that I am back to some kind of normality, I cannot imagine ever being the person I was before and I still cannot believe  what I have been through this year.  It's almost as if this cancer has taken a massive piece of me with it. I am physically and emotionally shattered and trying to deal with the demands of not only work but running a home and looking after children. It's hard when you've not had cancer! I feel that people look at me and, because they cannot see what's under my clothes they think I am okay.  I feel like I had a lot of support before from work but now that I am back there's not much there. I also seem to have been waiting forever for the counselling I am supposed to be receiving through work! I cannot wait to sit down and for the Consellor to ask me how I feel so that I can say ' absolutely c---!' Don't you feel that  nobody truly understands what you are going/been through? Sorry but I feel that this is the only place where you can rant and people truly understand. I feel terribly selfish now because this post has been all about me and there must be other teaching staff out there who  have endured much worse than me. Grrrrr.  This is a very confusing, horrible stage of the process and I am not enjoying it at all. I also find it really irritating when people say 'well, you are lucky to be alive!'xxx 

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Hawkie. I'm an HLTA too. Dx Feb 2012. I worked up to a week before my op (no chemo though - sounds like you're having that first?) When it was half term. I wanted to go back straight after my WLE/SNB but in the end I waited until 3 weeks after Rads finished. I fretted so much about not being at work, at first, until the tiredness kicked in! I was off 4 months and went back on a phased return. I was sooo tired!

 

My advice would be to try to enjoy your time off (as much as possible in the circumstances!) and be glad a supply is covering you so your colleagues are not being overstretched and the children will be fine. Find things you enjoy doing that you don't normally have time for. I started knitting animals, and now I'm back at work (full time since Sep 2012) I'm going to sell them at the Christmas Fair!

 

Wishing you minimal SEs and a quick recovery. 

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Colleagues would no doubt be fabulous but risk of infection just too great with the docetaxel by all accounts esp in reception in the winter term. Hopefully I can get back soon after surgery. Lots of luck to you too x
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Hawkie

 

I send you all my understanding and empathy at this difficult time. With regard to being off work, you have to do what you have to do. Just think of yourself. After my diagnosis, I continued to to work because I had to sustain some sanity and normality and my work colleagues at school were my rock. I  had lots of time off for hospital appointments and breast clinic etc before my surgery but  all my sick leave was taken after my operations because I knew that post-operatively this was vital to my recovery. Best of luck to you and keep in touch xxx  

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HLTA working predominantly in reception diagnosed on 4th sep one day into term. My own head was not in the right place for work but Ive been told to stay off during treatment due to infection risk. Work have so far been wonderful. Ive only had one day sick in five years so finding it a bit surreal being off. Ive been replaced with supply which was hard but understandable.
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Thank you Lucy and JCJ for your words of support. I'm pleased to say that I feel quite a lot calmer. The "old" meds must be good for me. I'm still quite tired, but aiming to give work a go next week after a hopefully restful weekend,  and see how I go...

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quarteter, you have more than doubled your work load - and I know that peripatetic teachers have the extra strain of getting from school to school and fitting in with every school's different timetables and routines, so it's no wonder you are finding it hard.

 

Is there a way of increasing your hours without adding quite so many? Perhaps it would help if you could build up gradually? I appreciate this may not be practical, but it might enable you to take on more work (and earn more!) without crashing and burning! Maybe you could defer some of the teaching until next term? Once you are in the routine of all your new lessons, the planning won't be so worrying.

 

Changing meds might help. I hope it does. Hang in there. It WILL get better! hugs x

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I am sorry to read that you are feeling so low at the moment, if you feel it would help to talk things over with our helpliners they are here to support you 9-5 today (weekdays 9-5 and Sat 10-2) so please feel free to call on 0808 800 6000

Take care
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Hello ladies..I've just read this thread with interest. I am a peripatatic music teacher and was diagnosed late 2007. I had a mastectomy, chemo, rads and an elective second mastectomy in 2009. I have been working 7 hours for the last 4 years which I have been fortunate enough to be able to do financially. I needed more work so accepted a further 9 hours and had been looking forward to starting that this week. Having been on tamoxifen for 5 years I switched to letrozole at the beginning of August. Last week I felt  itchy, fluey and extremely exhausted. I was sleeping all afternoon and night. By last Friday the oncologist had decided I should switch back to tamoxifen for another 5 years but I have had a huge emotional crash this week , so much so I cannot go to work. I really feel like I have taken too much teaching on...I hardly sleep at night for worrying about all the different lessons I need to think about. My gp says give it until the end of the week (as I felt well on tamoxifen) and if no better I must go back. I have a lot of thinking to do. Being self-employed it is a case of finding others to take on my work, but I need the income Man Sad

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Ahh thanks JCJ

 

Yes, I am going to see how I go on. I am so emotional and physically shattered with it all. I had Physio this afternoon and she said no wonder I am so tired! Apparently, your body is using up so much energy trying to repair itself that there is not much left over! This makes so much sense. i have just not been able to understand before now why I am so tired and slow at everything. I am also going to take advantage of some counselling which has been offered to me through work. I have never needed it before but my goodness I certainly feel like I need it now! Thanks everyone at BCC for all your support which has been invaluable. xxxxxx   

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Soosie - EVERYONE feels shattered after the first week of term. It's a massive shock to the system. Working with kids is very tiring, even without major emotional trauma and surgery to recover from! You have had all the emotional baggage of returning to work, people asking after you etc, on top of that, so it's no wonder you are exhausted. Be gentle with yourself and take time off if you need it. Perhaps suggest a phased return if you find you're not coping after a couple more weeks?

 

I returned on a phased return in the last half term before the summer (2012 - gradually building up the number of days a week) and then had the summer hols to recover. I'm glad it worked out like that for me, I couldn't have coped going straight back in - even without meetings and playground duties.

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Glad things are going well for you Mrs B.

 

After having a mx and ld breast reconstruction at the end of May, I have just returned to work as a Teaching Assistant. I did not need any ongoing chemo or rads due to having dcis.  I have been fairly okay on a daily basis and have not been doing any playtime duties or lunchtime duties.  However, when  I  got home from work last night (Friday), I was absolutely shattered both physically and emotionally and was very tearful. I had to go straight to bed. I was so looking forward to returning to work for normality but it is almost as if, now that I have gone back, the realisation and enormity of what  I have been through has hit me and I just cannot believe. I feel like I am just not the same person and that I will never be physically and emotionally strong again. It has been such a hard week and I am very confused about it all Man Sad

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This new forum is reminding me of work....you go away for a while and its all changed!!Smiley Frustrated

 

Hoping that all you teachers and assistants and anyone else who is currently off either having treatment or recovering are all well.  Weird it being the start of term and not being part of the shared excitement/dread.

 

Just thought I would share what happened today with my HR manager as I went into school today to discuss my phased return.  I am a HoD in a large city secondary that has just come out of special measures and been reformed as an academy.  Anyway it was a really positive meeting and hopefully I will benefit from a supported return.

 

I finished my chemo 6 weeks ago and my radiotherapy 3 weeks ago.  I am looking to return on a very stretched out phased return the last week of Oct.  HR lady was lovely and said that my timetable will be worked completely around me, combining late starts/ early finishes etc for how ever long. The teacher who has been covering for me will stay until Christmas in the first instance, and for longer if necessary.  Basically she said that their goal was for me to feel productive and valued when in school, and that it's in everyone's best interest to make sure I return to work at a steady pace.

 

I hope this helps others who are contemplating then/how they will be returning to work. 

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Just thought I'd resurrect this thread. Good luck with the new term everyone. Don't work too hard. Prioritise, especially your own health! Those of you still fretting to get back to work: take your time, you will get there. Be gentle with yourselves! 🙂

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Thank you Mel. It was awful. I had given 7 years' loyal service to the school and deserved better.

Haha. You can tell it still rankles!

Good luck to all returning to work.