Hi, I'm looking for any advice/suggestions anyone could give me regarding a change in my teaching hours from full time to 0.8. I've been teaching since 2010 and have been at my current school for 2 years as head of food technology. Just like many teachers I love my job but I'm finding the demands of the role, work load (particularly the marking and other admin tasks we're asked to do) and for me the single hour lessons taking their toll. (My previous job involved double lessons for practicals which are definitely better but unfortunately this not a possibility at my current workplace). I understand many other subjects only have single hour lessons but getting a class of 30 in, food prepped/cooked, washed up and out before the next class is very physically demanding. Plus not having a full time technician means that I am also having to clean up after the pupils, put washing on, set up for next practicals all within the same hour of the pupils cooking! I've had a chat with my head regarding the possibility of reducing my hours to a 0.8 as I don't feel I am doing my job to the best of my ability and in all honesty I would like to have a bit of time for myself to keep on top of normal day to day chores at home which are also being neglected! He has said that there would be an opportunity to offer me this as of March/April and if I would like to accept this, to have my written application in by the beginning of Feb. My head explained that he would offer it as a full day rather than my hours being split over the 5 days. I'm just in the middle of working out what the repercussions will be on pay etc but would just like to know if anyone who has maybe done this already has any advice or suggestions regarding a 0.8 contract. Is it worth the drop in pay for that one day or do you find you're working on your day off? Is there anything else I should be aware of or possibly query/have confirmed in my application letter before my contract is changed? Thanks.