Hi, I have a rather unusual question. Is it compulsory to teach 39 hours per fortnight to pass the NQT year? I currently fall below those hours but this reflects the timetable of other colleagues in my department who are also all on a fairly light timetable. My HOD is currently researching whether I should be put on more hours....perhaps take lessons of other colleagues. If this was to come through I could very well end up with far more teaching hours than my experienced colleagues. I don't mind teaching my full requirement but I don't think it would be particularly fair if I ended up with more teaching hours than other well established colleagues in my department with a much bigger salary than mine. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Am I being unreasonable?