Hi, I'm a frequent reader of the forums, but rarely post. However, I would really appreciate some advice regarding a situation which has arisen this week. I was on maternity leave for almost all of the 2014-2015 academic year, but returned at the end of the summer term. I met with the Head many months ago to discuss reducing my hours to part time from September 2015. It was agreed that I would reduce my hours to 0.8FTE. I received a letter from school confirming this arrangement before Easter. Yesterday, I received a letter from the LEA payroll office stating that my hours are to reduce from full time to 0.88. My salary has been calculated pro rata, so I won't lose out financially, but I was wondering if the school can make the decision to change the arrangement from 0.8 to 0.88 without any consultation. Having received my timetable before the summer holiday, I do have an incredibly heavy teaching load and no time allowance for my TLR position (absolutely no parity with others in parallel roles), and am wondering if the extra hours have been added to reflect this.The school has been great at giving me a whole day at home with our baby (my reason for requesting part time in the first place), but I was wondering if they can add the extra hours without any consultation, particularly as I have the original letter stating that my hours will reduce to 0.8, not 0.88. Many thanks for reading.