I am great at my job. I love my job. The kids respond well to me and staff respect me. I have just had a baby. I love my daughter. I want to be a role model to her like my working mum was to me. I want to see her grow up It seems the above two paragraphs are not compatible. I applied for part time (4 days a week) and was told the impact on other peoples work load would be too much and that the students need consistency. Fair points but in what circumstance can I therefore ever have a part time management or SLT post? The teaching proffession seems so archaic compared to other careers. I am cross and angry. To do my job properly I need to be at work by 7:30 and leave no earlier than 5:00pm. When do I get to see my daughter who wakes at 7:30 and goes to bed at 6:30. I will be leaving my job in February in order to be a 'mum'. I am devastated. How is this happening in 2017?!!!!