I am grateful that Zoe Watson has written the letter I wanted to write about the benefits of part-time or job share teachers (September 7). This week I have:
- co-ordinated a workshop at an authority-wide in-service day for teachers in my subject;
- attended two full days of school-based in-service;
- ensured that all materials were ready for my subject;
- met my classes and taught my first lessons. I will soon be starting work on re-building and updating our departmental website.
As a "middle-aged woman with a husband to support me" and a full range of family responsibilities, working as a teacher in a part-time capacity for the same reasons as Zoe Watson, the only reason I didn't write that letter is that I simply didn't have the time.