Hi all I'm returning to work I September after maternity leave as head of a core faculty on 0.8. I've just received my timetable and I'm sorely disappointed. I have one full day off a fortnight (fortnightly timetable) and the rest of my time off is just odd lessons here and there. This means my daughter will be in nursery full time 9 days out of 10. The whole point of me requesting 0.8 was so I could spend some quality time with her. As it stands, I basically feel like I just have a few extra frees and it's not worth being part time. I haven't signed the letter stating the amendment to my new contract yet. Do I have any grounds for complaint or am I just going to have to grin and bear it seeing as the school have technically granted my 0.8 request? I'm in the independent sector. Any advice gratefully received!