I was recently offered a part-time job in a lovely school, the head teacher has been extremely flexible and understanding when I have tried to make my new teaching schedule work with my existing part-time job. My husband runs his own business (our family business where I also work part-time) and he's unable to take time off during the February half-term, therefore we booked a holiday for the start of February where he will also be taking part in a work-related training course. I haven't signed my contract yet and I am due to start in January. I want to tell the school as soon as possible but I wonder how I should word it? Because it's a part-time role (2 days a week) I hope that it will be a bit easier to arrange. I was thinking that I could offer to work an extra day a week ( I don't work on Fridays) to cover the two days I will be absent? Any advice would be much appreciated.