* Have posted in HoD forum as well, but would appreciate any responses from you great people too... In the department ICT is taken as core and option in Y10. There are mixed ability core groups. There is another teacher who is responsible for the option (who has been on long term sick), who have students who also take the core in addition. I separated the option students into core groups taught by the teacher, so she has the overview of them. SLT ask me to switch from OCR Nationals to GCSE due to political situation, so I spend time changing the groups and have to stream them by ability. Team understand the reasons, but the option students get scattered across core with different teachers. When I actually got the time, because lesson resources had to be in place, I put a proposal to SLT citing not enough time to teach GCSE. Since the E-bacc has come along, ICT will not get precedence for extra days off-timetable to give correct guided learning hours. Therefore new streamed groups have to be maintained and OCR Nationals returns - there is no way that the controlled assessments could be complete (75 mins a week in Y10 and Y11). Half of the team want to teach one unit and other half want to teach another - as their strengths are with certain software to teach kids better. But the one who is on long term sick contacted me, having heard all this, to say that the option group is now made up of students who are doing both units taught by different colleagues and it is a situation that she doesn't want when she returns. Do I tell the whole department to do one unit (but half the team will be unhappy/not confident teaching it), or tell the teacher who is to return that she will have to take on the option group with mixed units? Or is there something I have missed and a better solution exists? Thanks for any responses.