Hello I wonder if anyone can advise me. I am returning from maternity leave next month to my full time job (classroom teacher - primary school). The governors approved my request for part-time hours from September (.8 contract - 4 days per week), which I am delighted about. However, the HT has since made it clear that a teaching assistant (not necessarily a HLTA) will cover the day I am not in school and I will need to plan lessons for him/her. And, I assume, mark any work that arises, provide resources, etc. Since TAs also cover our PPA, it means that my class will be taught by a TA nearly 1.5 days per week (all of which I will plan for). This doesn't sit well with me, but I am not sure what to do about it. My HT has done a lot for me over the years and I don't want to make any waves, but I asked for a reduction in hours (and pay!) so I can spend more time with my little one. Is her request reasonable? I'd appreciate any feedback or advice. Thanks!