I am wondering how easy this is to do..? I currently work full time as a class teacher and have been at the same school for nearly three years. I am not too keen to start all over again at another setting. I really don't think I can continue full time and hope to go down the phased retirement route next year on three days a week. However, I wonder if my request would be successful and whether I would just be offered a temporary contract at a lower pay grade. Anyone had experience of going down this route? I cannot afford to retire completely, even though it's very appealing!!