Sorry for posting here, but I feel you're all my 'friends' and this area gets a lot more traffic than most. I wondered if anyone in their teaching career has approached school to go p/t, but not as a direct result of having children, e.g. not on return from mat leave but as a lifestyle change? The reason I ask is that I'm considering jacking it all in, but wondered if there's any chance the HT would entertain the possibility of me going p/t. The hours through term time are not conducive to ttc and with ivf a liklihood I would like to have the opportunity for more rest other than at the weekends. I'm guessing the answer is 'you can ask' and that it's down to the individual head. I'm pretty sure mine won't go for it, but if I'm going to broach the topic, it needs to be done far enough ahead of 31st May for it to be looked into, on the offchance that it's not an outright 'no'. Thanks!