Hi, I'm looking for some advice about an opportunity I've been offered. I would be particularly interested in hearing from people who work/have worked part time in a job share. I recently left a job in my new school for a number of reasons, the main one being that I have an unwell relative I need to support for the next few months and the school wasn't right for me. I requested to be released early from my contract as working full time meant I couldn't be there for my family member. This weekend, my old Head of Year (from my previous school) contacted me. She is now a deputy head in a new academy that only opened last year. She said that she'd heard through mutual friends that I'd left and asked if I'd come and look round her school, as the staff are inexperienced and she would like to add an experienced teacher to her team. One of the teachers (an NQT) is struggling and has asked to leave asap, so they need someone to cover that class. I explained that I could look round after half term but due to family commitments, I can only work part time. She said that was fine and we could discuss something when I come to visit. I feel unsure about the whole thing. On one hand, it would be nice to be part of a new school with lots of opportunities (they currently only have an intake up to Year 4, so it is still growing as a school.) On the other hand, I'm not sure if working part time would make a difference to the stress and workload which is so prevalent in teaching at the moment. Would working only 2/3 days make a difference? Is it worth it for the pay? Do job shares generally work well? I don't want to be in a situation where I'm physically there part time but I end up working full time at home! I also have some concerns that the NQT was desperate to leave asap - it could be a particularly challenging class or the school could be badly managed? When you look around a school, you only get a small glimpse of what it's truly like - as I found out with my last school. It looked lovely when I looked round but the reality was very different. Before my old HoY got in touch, I was planning to leave teaching altogether so I'm not sure whether I should accept this. Any thoughts would be helpful as I'm not sure what to do.