Hi, I have decided to put in a request for part-time hours as I am really struggling with the workload of full-time teaching which is affecting my mental health. I am writing my letter to governors but I'm unsure of how to explain this. I used the template (found here: https://www.tes.com/blog/guide-going-part-time) I know I don't have to put in exactly why I want to reduce my hours but I feel like it would help..any advice you can give would be a huge help!! The part I am struggling with is: "As you know, I am fully committed to my role as class teacher at xxx School. This request gives the school the advantage of retaining my proven skills, expertise and commitment while recognising my need to balance my personal and working life. I am aware that part time teachers need to ensure good communication, whether it be with a job share or other members of staff. I would still be able to attend parents’ evenings or meet with parents during the school week and have built up great relationships with staff through effective communication. I thoroughly enjoy my job and work extremely hard in and out of school hours which would be maintained on a part time contract. I am requesting to change my work pattern to ensure that I can give the same dedication that I have always to my job whilst looking after my own wellbeing. I am willing to be flexible and help school wherever needed if my request is approved as I always have done." I'm not happy with how it sounds - I don't want to come across as if I moaning about work because I do genuinely love the job! I'd really appreciate any advice!