Hi we have a department problem can you help. We currently have 5 members of full time staff, 2 part time staff which works 2-3 days a week and a supply teacher, TA which helps to cover for the days where the part time teachers aren't there. As a department we said it is not fair for the TA to be covering for the part time teacher 2 days a week, we also said it is not fair for the supply teacher to cover for 3 days a week in the same subject, we spoke to the cover teacher and she said she would rather cover different classes all the time and the TA said that they don't really want to have the teaching responsibilities. So what do we do? Our plan is to try and get the TA and supply teacher back to doing the job they first applied for. Don't you think that is fair?. To be able to get them back doing the jobs they applied for we need to redo the timetable but won't have enough staff for all the lessons. So do we combine smaller classes together making bigger classes so we can then have enough staff to cover them, do we ask the part time teachers to work across the week to cover some of the groups we need covering and then split the rest between other staff or what do we do? I am in a bit of a pickle here. I only have till Friday 16th August to come up with some solutions for this so any suggestions will be helpfull and taken into consideration.