I absolutely love my school and they have been very accommodating about me coming back part time. However I came back just after October half term to help them out and my HT wasn't very up front about what was going to happen with the class to the parents until I had returned. The parents never warmed to my part time partner and constantly I was defending him to them. Recently the parents have given me a lot of flack as well. It has nothing to do with the children's progress because they've all done well this year, but I get comments like I knew having two teachers was not going to be ok, so much disruption... but here hasn't been. I know every parent wants whats best for their kids (because I know I want what's best for mine) but I feel like they are taking it over the top and making me feel underappreciated. I mean 'I'm basically doing a full time job in part time hours' as quoted by year partner and I do like teaching but it is times like this that I think why do I even put myself through this? Is this what it is like for everyone?