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Going down to 2 days

Discussion in 'Part-time and job share' started by sciencequeen00, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. sciencequeen00

    sciencequeen00 New commenter

    I used to work full time and I am
    due to return after maternity in June but want to reduce my hours. I have 3 children and want to reduce my hours to part time 2 days. Has anyone else had experience of doing this, how did it go and how did you go about requesting a reduction in days? Were the school ok with it etc?

    I would eventually; after a few years like to increase myself gradually back to full time but while my children are young I feel that part time works best for our family!
  2. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

  3. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    Primary or secondary? And what subject if the latter? (The link above is relevant either way, but how it works can be rather different.)
  4. Starsarah

    Starsarah New commenter

    Be prepared for them to say no! I wanted 2.5 days and they begrudgingly gave me 4! My daughters 2 and I'm working my way back to full time! I love working but was devastated at having to do 4 days!
  5. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide



    Bear in mind that if the school agrees to reduce to 2 days a week it's a permanent change in your contract of employment and you have no automatic right to increase it back to full time in the future.
  6. Starsarah

    Starsarah New commenter

    Mine was only changed for a year and would revert back to full time the next academic year depending on the schools need!
  7. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    Then you should have consulted your union...

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