Hi. I’m starting a new p/t roll in September and I was wondering whether anyone could share their experiences on how you’ve made sure that you make an impact at school while being part time and not in every day. I don’t want to be thought of as less effective because I’m a part timer. I’m used to working a full teaching timetable and being in school every day, being a well known presence. If this is a stupid question, I’m sorry... but are there any ways / anything I should do that will make me extra effective as a part time teacher? I want the school to feel like I’m worthy of employment, and I would like to return to full time work when my child is a little older. I don’t want to be an invisible part timer. That would be my worst. I guess I just need to plan well and teach my lessons well, implement the behaviour policy, have high expectations, Do my job? I’m used to having my own space at school. It will be tough to adapt to being on other teachers’ turf. I liked having displays and things of children’s work. Blah blah. I don’t know what I’m talking about any more.