Hello all and Happy 2011! For various reasons, my year group partner was off school all last term and may be for most of this term too. Her class was covered by 4 or 5 differnet supply teachers over this period, which was difficult for both me and her children due to lack of consistency. However, by the end of the term we had a general re-jig of staff, and a new (to the school) member of staff was moved in to teach her class every day. This teacher will be in there this term as well, so is it reasonable for me to expect us to split the planning? If it were me and my usual partner, we would split the Maths and Literacy between us, as well as all the other little bits and pieces that are quite time-consuming for one person, eg weekly news letter, spellings, homework setting, etc. I found it a struggle to get these all done on my own last term, and they were done at the expense of other tasks. Really I am dreading another term of planning all by myself - it's a bit demoralizing. The new teacher lives about 35 miles away so is not keen to stay that late after school, which makes it difficult to share ideas, but do you think it would be fair to go through the Medium Term Plan with them and split the workload? Thanks all.