I'm returning from maternity leave in September 2 days a week, teaching music throughout KS2. My little girl will be 9 months old and will attend nursery on these 2 days. I'm really pleased with this arrangement (part time was informally declined then head agreed after formal request). I will have my own music classroom which will also be used for various things when I'm not teaching. I have planned my own scheme of work loosely based on LCP but linked in with creative curriculum topics, which was done during the evenings in my own time and on 2 keep in touch days. I will also be responsible for running the choir, organising peri music and putting together performances and music events. I'd be interested to hear from any PPA /cover teachers, particularly part-timers- are there any pitfalls of this arrangement, how do you stay 'in the loop', have people treated you differently, is workload significantly difficult (better or worse than class teacher/ job share)?