Hello, we are slowly losing the will to go into work. We work in Reception with three parallel classes and our colleague relies on the two of us for everything (including planning, ideas, resources). We would be happy to share what we have if she were to make just some contribution to the workings of Foundation 2. She uses the excuse that she 'hasn't a clue what to do in Reception because I've never taught this year group in all my 12 years of teaching'. She worked for one term in Reception before going on Maternity Leave before returning in September 2010. Our FS Co-ordinator has been incredibly supportive and amenable towards our colleague and has sent her on relevant courses such as 'Letters and Sounds'. We intially offered our support gladly and willingly but have now realised that we are doing all the graft without any contribution from our colleague. She copies everything of ours - even displays (down to identical captions) when we have tried to stress the importance of celebrating the differences in our three classes. She has taken to lurking in the ICT suite where we send our work to the printers. She grabs it hot off the printer and says 'that's really brilliant, I'll take a copy'. I do choose to spend some of my free time (and funds) rummaging in charity shops and boot fairs to supplement the school resources. I also bring in some artefacty things and my children's old toys for the class to borrow. When she sees my little things she claims that it is 'unfair that the three classes do not have the same resources and I simply don't have any money to buy anything for my class at all'. She wants me to provide for her class too? She seems to expect everything to be laid on a silver platter for her and I have grown disproportionately (I admit it!) antagonistic towards her attitude. If I hear 'but doesn't anyone realise how hard it is for me when I have a 13 month old baby to look after as well as working full time?' I won't have any tongue left to bite. She readily admits that she refuses to do ANY school realted work at home and has made it clear that she can't wait to conceive again so that she can leave teaching and become a childminder ('yee hee, I won't have to pay any tax!'). Thank you for giving me the opportunity to rant. If you have any ideas for coping with this situation, I would greatly appreciate it.