I have recently had my second hip replacement (7 weeks ago) and am awaiting my first knee replacement in 3-6 months time.
I have been a teacher for 34 years and aim to return to work in between hospitalisation and recuperation periods.
This is fully supported and indeed recommended by my consultant and OH services employed by the council.
OH have recommended that I return to work with amended duties with caveats relating to my disability - I have severe degenerative OA and degenerative cartilage disease which is believed to be congenital.
I find stairs very difficult ( our school is built on a hill so stairs everywhere and no lift)
My consultant and OH say I should avoid bending, stooping and constantly getting up and down from a chair or the floor - recommendations are that I should teach 1:1 or small groups only
School's answer to this is to say that they cannot afford financially for me to undertake such work (although a supply teacher is teaching children on a 1:1 basis) on my return to work they want me to class teach 5-6 year old children - with an assistant in the morning only,
I am at my wits end! Any advice gratefully received