I need some perspective on this and I’m hoping you can help me find it... I teach 0.8 in a very optional subject (social sciences based) I’ve just found out that our A level numbers have dropped which means we are going to lose a group. The group affected is one that I had on my timetable for 4 hours per fortnight. I was already 1 lesson under allocation per fortnight so this amounts to a whole day/5lessons per fortnight under allocation. There is a massive back story to this that I posted about before involving a decision by the former head and my HoD to recruit a full time member of staff into a vacancy that was only 0.8! The new recruit had worked with us before and made my life hell! Everything I feared has come true, falling 6th form numbers and the affect on hours - specifically mine. I’m angry and feel let down by the HoD (she doesn’t want to change the group allocations) which makes me want to leave... BUT this is a great school - and I don’t want the new recruit to win/push me out. I could reduce my hours down to 0.7 so a 10% cut which I can ill afford. Or I could put up/shut up and spend 5 hours per fortnight teaching any subject at all. Any thoughts?