Hello everyone, I am looking for some tips on how to persuade SLT to employ a new member of staff in my department. We are understaffed and due to tight finances school have told me they can’t afford to employ a part time teacher of my subject to cover the 1 day necessary. This means several classes of students won’t study my subject next year. I am passionate about my subject and do not want any child to be denied the opportunity to study it. I believe that underfunding my department will contribute to the devaluing of my subject by students and staff. I have a meeting to discuss my POV and want to know how to present my ideas in the best possible way so I don’t sound negative and so that SLT take my ideas seriously to give me the best chance of growing my department. TIA!