Hi James (and everyone else who might be able to help). I've just started a job as an NQT. Near the end of my final PGCE placement, the Head offered me a job teaching part-time to cover a teacher who had requested to reduce their hours to part-time, and therefore giving me the rest of their timetable. The school also uses a lot of supply cover, so having registered with an agency, I'll be getting a lot of work at the school (they've already told me I'm their number one choice for supply cover). The issue I have is that as an NQT, on the days that I'm contracted for, I'm teaching a 90% timetable, not an 80% one which, as NQTs, is the maximum we're supposed to teach. I was spoken to about this, and was asked whether or not it would be okay. I said yes, as the school had promised that I wouldn't have to worry about a form class or anything else like that. I'm now at the school, and the teacher whose job I'm sharing is off sick, and it's likely that they might be off for a while. I've been asked to teach the rest of their timetable, but again, that represents a total of 90% teaching (45 out of 50 lessons). I was given their timetable, and this also includes a form class, which I had originally been told I wouldn't have as part of my contract, but now that I'm covering the rest of the timetable via supply, do I have a leg to stand on? I'm a little bit worried, as I don't want to be taking on too much, but at the same time, I don't want to annoy the school by looking like I'm moaning about the work they're giving me. I'm on good terms with the DHT, and he's going to try and sort something out regarding the form class, but he's asked me to continue with the timetable I have for the next few weeks. Can anyone recommend anything? I don't want to flounder before I've had a chance to find my feet properly, but at the same time, it's full-time teaching, which is what I need to be doing for my induction. Urgh.