I hope this is the correct place to post this question. I currently work in a secondary school that has a 2 week timetable. For a range of reasons I am looking into the possibility of working part time, ideally 3 days per week. Is it silly to request this part way through the academic year and best done when the new years timetable is being developed? I am aware that legally the school is only required to entertain 1 request every 12months, so it is best to get through this year and then request towards the end where it could be factored in possibly to the next academic year?