I made the decision earlier this year to leave full time classroom teaching for several reasons and I was much happier and less stressed. I have recently been approached by a former colleague who asked if I would be interested in a part time role teaching interventions and doing occasional cover. I would be contracted to the school and that is the part I'm quite unsure about. I would like this role but I'm unsure how long it would be funded for. In my experience, part time teachers who are not class based are often forced into classroom-based positions long term. This is usually due to the current problems with teacher recruitment/retention in my area and I have seen it happen to several colleagues. The last thing I want is for this job to start out as teaching intervention groups then ending up as a classroom teacher again due to whole school circumstances. As the school currently has a lot of NQTs, I'm worried that I will end up being told to take on a class next year, as I would be one of their most experienced teachers and the SLT have made it clear they want to build up experience within the school. Is it worth the risk? I would be interested in hearing from people who work part time, or people who work in a non class-based role.