This isnt my problem but it could apply to a number of staff where I work if the issue continues. What rules apply ( if any) if you find yourself without enough lessons to be full time or ( if part time ) to fill your timetable? Does the school have to give you notice or give you pay in lieu for a time or can it just sack you or reduce your hours without notice. What about you - do you have to accept it and give normal notice or can you just walk out on the grounds reduced hours means you cannot afford to stay? This seems to be happening to a couple of staff whose GCSE/ A level subjects have had no uptake this year. Its left them short of classes and In one case halved their classes and the other reduced them by four lessons. In both cases the year started with classes but pupils decided to opt to other subjects which left the classes not running No one seems to know where they stand. The school is saying they can cut hours and pay with immediate effect. We have to give a terms notice to leave. Can the school just tell them they are now half time or reduced and pay accordingly or do they have to give them notice ( both are permanent contracts and stated off this year with their normal hours). Is there a rule about this? Thanks for any advice.