Hi I have recently gained a job in a secondary school which I am very happy about! However due to staff shortages senior management have talked about having to increases my number of teaching hours past 40 per fortnight, which is what was the target no of hours as an NQT. It was said that perhaps to make up for it that perhaps I could have a paid day off. Im confused, is this allowed? As a new fish in the pond I dont want to make waves by refusing to if it is allowed. I am just concerned that the day(s) off to make up for the hours will never materialise. Plus I am unsure if I could cope with potentially having almost a full time table straight away (Although maybe I should man up and just get on with it?). Furthermore how would I work out how many hours (or days) I am entitled off anyway? If anyone could give some advice on this and the teaching hours, PPA etc that goes along with being an NQT I would be really grateful. Thanks!