Hi everyone, I have a question about working part time, I hope you can help! In September I started a new part time job in a school working 3 days Mon to Weds. Previously i was working in a 6th form college approx 3 and half days a week. I have 2 children in paid childcare while I am at work. In my last job I had a very understanding HOD who never asked me to do anything extra, although i did because I cared about the job and I felt supported. I attended open evenings and parents evenings when appropriate but my HOD made it quite clear he did not expect me to attend on my day/afternoon off. At this time I was working 5 mins from my house. I now work in a town half an hours drive away. I am unhappy in my job which obviously has some bearing on what I am willing to do beyond what is "duty" and I have had absolutely no support as a new member of staff whatsoever! Anyway my issues are as follows: 1. We are expected to do twilight insets, it is supposedly not compulsory as if we don't do them we can make up the hours on day after the last day of term but it is obvious SMT don't actually want us to do that!! I have been pressured into doing the twilight hours (pro rata of course!) and have attended one session but they are ALL on a thursday which is a day I don't work, there is no family/friends available to have my kids at that time so I have to pay childcare. Do I have to attend these? Especially seeing as the alternative is option which i am happy to do! 2. I have booked a holiday in term time but on my days off work. I misread my calendar and I have now realised that it falls on Y7 parents evening (thursday again!!) I can't really cancel the family holiday!! Am I required under contract to attend the parents evening. I am annoyed with myself because I don't really want to miss it! But the question is how does it work when you are part time and "duties" fall on your day off? Thanks in advance for your help, sorry it's a bit long!