Since September, I have been on a 0.6 contract (increased from 0.5 last year). I agreed with the Head which three days I would work each week (Mon, Wed, Thurs). In September, the first day was an INSET day on the Tuesday, which I came in for. I then worked the Wednesday and the Thursday of that week. Having submitted a claim for the Tuesday that I worked, the finance officer and the Head have told me that I am not entitled to claim for working the additional Tuesday as I 'had worked three days a week, which you are contracted to do, whether or not the week is five days long or four days long'. The Head has said 'had you not attended the INSET Day, you would have been paid for two days (i.e. the Wednesday and Thursday), not three – from the time at which the term started, which was the Tuesday.' Is this right, or am I entitled to claim for the INSET day? Had I not gone in on the Tuesday, I would have been paid exactly the same, since the Monday was still the school holidays. It is my understanding that I am paid according to the burgundy book. I have not been given an updated contract to reflect the increase in my hours, in spite of asking. I am very concerned that the finance officer has told me my days are not fixed. 'From 1st September you moved to 60% which is 3 days per week. Although you specify in your email below the 3 days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, these are not fixed. The school has employed you to work 3 days of every week of the school year. So if you are absent, because of anything other than illness, on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, you are required to work on a Tuesday or Friday to make up the day(s) lost.' I have never come across this before, and I have been part time for quite some time now. Does this sound right? What would happen if I had an appointment on one of my working days - if I worked elsewhere on my days off then I would not be able to make up that time. Thanks for your advice!