Hi PLease bear with me, I'm not entirely sure where to post this so will post in a variety of places in the hope someone knows the answer! I currently work part-time (0.5) in an independent school teaching primary age. My children are now older and over the last few years I have requested increasing my hours, which has been acknowledged. Recently, a full time member of staff requested to reduce her hours to part time. It has been agreed and she is being allowed to do this. I am of course very pleased for her. What I would like to know is, does a part time worker requesting full time hours have the same rights of requesting change of hours as a full time worker? I should add that she has no children under the age of 18 nor is she caring for anyone elderly. I have 3 children under the age of 16. I have always thought that you should be treated equally, yet her role (which is not going to be a job share) has been agreed, yet if I want to increase my hours I have to apply for the post. There seem sto be an inbalance, but, I can't find anywhere about legalites of increasing hours! Thank you in advance a frustrated teacher desperate for more hours!