Hi there. I am an NQT on a part time contract, due to finish NQT next academic year. This year I came back from mat leave to a very tricky timetable, with 10 groups spread over 15 classes. I managed to change a little bit to get it down to 9, and was promised that next year would be more consolidated. I've recently received the timetable to see that I will now have 12 groups over 16 lessons! (Also one over timetable but that is another story and shall be told another time...) 6 lessons are with 4 different year 11 groups. Is this typical for part time staff? I'm struggling to see how I will cope, TBH. Important to note that I have been observed with shared classes for which I did not have responsibility for marking, made this clear to observer and was still marked down for books not being up to date. Any comments or advice gratefully received.