Hi, Will try to keep this brief as it is quite a long story! I went off on Mat leave in Nov 2017. Just before I left, 4 members of staff returned from Mat leave (inc 2 who took over my class). Three of the teachers who returned changed from full to part time. In Jan last year I discovered that the teacher who was covering my class (on 0.6, which is what I wanted) was leaving. So in Feb, I proactively requested a return to work on 0.6. Her job was then advertised as temp until August 2018. I thought it would be a case of me having her hours.Cue a meeting in March where I was told my request was rejected. Lack of money, part time cost too much, part time are sick more, customer demand etc... I was told fulltime or leave. Gutted as I was the first person to have request rejected. So I seeked union advice and was going to appeal. Detailed evidence I required and the next day I was offered either 0.8 (own class) or 0.66 but in every day etc!Out of sheer relief I opted for 0.8. Returned to work in Oct with the intention of giving 4 days a good go and addressing any issues after Christmas. Was very positive and just got on with it. My third week back, my head approached me and offered me the option of going 0.6 from Feb half term 2019. He needed to save money he said!! I almost bit his hand off! He said to keep it quiet as I wouldn’t be sharing with my one day a week person. He said he would email me the details. 2 weeks passed and no email, so I chased. Email was a lot of ‘ifs and buts’ and wasn’t quite like the verbal promises I’d had! I thought it sounded like HR talk, so I went to speak to him and asked if off the record it was more likely to happen than not. He said he was waiting for a finance meeting, where he was going to suggest me dropping a day and that he just needed it approved (which it was likely to be as they have no money!) Again, I walked away feeling content. He said he’d tell me by Christmas. On returning from my last day of the term, I found an email which stated that he was sorry he hadn’t confirmed hours with me and that due to someone poss going off on mat leave early, he was unlikely to be able to accommodate my change of hours. He would let me know if anything changed etc. I started the Christmas holidays feeling very disappointed and fed up. After a week, I sent a reply which made it clear that I wasn’t happy and that he had dangled a carrot, approached me etc...He replied admitting that he hadn’t handled it well and that if any 3 day things came up in the future, I’d be given priority. (As I knew that another member of staff wants 0.6 who is returning in sept!) So after getting over this news, I returned to work in Jan with a positive attitude. I then found out that one of my colleagues went to the head in Nov and asked f anything could be done about her hours as she was fed up. He offered her 0.6 and said to keep it quiet etc! She was excited about this and was agained to believe it was going to happen. She was then told that it would have to be 0.8 for now but that she’s be considered for 0.6 in the future! She was gutted but dropping a day at least made things bearable! We had a giggle about it over coffee because he was having the exact same conversation with both of us at the same time!!! Then this week whilst chatting to a different colleague who also returned to work after Mat leave this year ( 0.8 like me) I asked how she was. She said she was tired, to which I replied “I know, it’s hard doing 4 days isn’t it?” To which she replied, “Oh I now do 3 days!” My face said it all. She thought that I knew! I burst into tears as 3 days is my ideal! She said he came to her very last min, just before Christmas and offered her 3 days from Jan! It’s all hush, hush and because she works in a totally different key stage me, it possibly could have been kept away from my knowledge for months! We have become more chatty since having babies and so I obviously have found out! She requested 3 days after my request and was obviously turned down like me. I can see why and how he has done it but I am so angry. I just feel that it is grossly unfair. That as he was sending me an email saying that I could no longer do 3 days from Feb, he was emailing her confirming it from Jan!!! Not sure what to do next. I am furious and upset. I just don’t feel valued or like I can work for him anymore.Union? Letter to governors/CEO? He has been told off before for promising things, he hasn’t learnt his lesson. Sorry for the loooooong post. Any advice would be most welcomed. Thank you in advance.