I work in a department where several members of staff have left during this academic year, leaving us with two supply teachers. The timetable has been reshuffled several times so that me and the other permanent staff in the department have all exam classes (yr10-13) and the supply teachers have all the ks3 groups. This has been quite difficult as I currently teach 5 a level groups and 5 gcse classes all sitting exams this year. My other permanent colleagues are in the same stressful position. To top this off we have now been told that the supply teachers are only being kept until our exam classes go on study leave, and we will therefore have to reabsorb our ks3 groups back. This means none of my department will get any gained time this year. I have voiced my concerns- I am a hod and need this time with my department for the new a level and gcse which are starting in sept- but no alternative arrangements have been made. Suggestions with how to deal with this much appreciated!