The positive messages have made me feel so much better! Just handed in my notice. My child starts reception in Sept and there was no way I could do the induction (two weeks of half days) and settle them in whilst being in my teaching post. Everybody else I know who asked for part time has been demoted so I have resigned in the hope that by Oct/Nov half-term when she is settled in school I will look for another teaching post and if one does not come up I will do something else. There is life outside of teaching you know!