Hello, I realize there are no easy answers here. I have posted this on have your say and here and not opinion because I would like considered replies and not strident ones. I am not sure this is pay and conditions. That said.... I changed jobs and went to work part time about three years ago. I work 0.4 and I like my job. I like the school. I like the people generally and the children are also mostly nice (leafy suburbs). The problem is a parent has requested that we might put on an additional GCSE in a subject we do not usually offer at GCSE. I teach this at A level. The girl concerned is year 10. She has a number of free periods on her timetable because she dropped languages because unusually she is fluent in them and has taken them already. I wasn't so much asked to teach her as had it expected. Nothing has been said about payment or how this is to work. I get the impression I am expected to work for free. a) I only get paid for the hours I teach b) I do have a considerable amount of trapped time on my timetable where it might be possible to fit a lesson or two in. Otherwise it will have to be after school, and I DONT want to do that, largely because I am in school for so long with that time. c) I have to do two duties from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm on my current timetable. AS a part timer, less than 0.5 I do half the duties. Now if I ask for payment for extra hours I will end up doing more duties and have even more trapped time. I don't want to add hours after school officially and worry that one girl may become more if they realize the lessons are timetabled or available as after school activities. I would prefer the school to recognize officially that I teach this child simply because I feel insecure if it is not so covered ( child protection and all that). I am further worried that even if I do not get paid, I will still end up being viewed as over 0.5 and so available for extra duties. Also if I do take it on, I could end up with more hours teaching and set a precedence for timetabling I really do not want. I like my part time hours as they are. Catch 22 , if I say no, the school management may take a dim view and I could end up in the next round of redundancies. If you were me, what would you do? I am just garnering ideas and alternative viewpoints. Am I better off agreeing and trying to get paid and accepting the duties getting paid, or trying to arrange it so I don't get paid but get let off the duties or risk getting a black mark in the management books?