I am about to apply for a position of headteacher. I have moderate asthma which most of the time is controlled. However, there are occasions when I have had to take time off work with it. I don't class myself as having a disability. My concern is the monitoring of absence, I could easily hit the triggers of 4 absences a year if I had a bad winter with my asthma. I have been admitted to hospital in the past but most of the time I just battle through it and keep going. The equal opportunity act discusses how absence triggers can me amended. Has anyone had any dealings with anything like this. I would obviously rather not say anything about it as I wonder if it may go against me.