Hi everyone. I'm hoping for some advice. I am a full time permanent teacher who has just had baby number two. Maternity leave finished in august and I am currently on sick leave. I would dearly love to go part time when I return but how do I go about this? Is there a date by which I should apply during the year? Will my being on sick leave affect this? Also, it is a very small, rural school and my colleague has said that it is very unlikely to be given part time. I'm gutted at this as I've always had my heart set on being able to spend time with my little ones when they are little. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.