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Allocated time as HOD

Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by salsera, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. salsera

    salsera New commenter

    Just a quick question about heads of department and time allocation.
    I teach an Ebacc subject Pool 2 and I have been allocated 6 non-contacts over a two week timetable. I have no second in department and in fact had department cut to two (me and one other). The other member of staff will be an NQT next year.
    So basically I have 3 hours non contact per week. HoDs in teh school are suppsoed to have 10 per fortnight
    I know there are other HoDs who are getting 15 periods over the two weeks (Pool 3 subjcts)
    SLT said they will sort it but with four proper teaching weeks left I can see very little light ...
    Any advice support much appreciated
    Sal
     
  2. rich_hodgetts

    rich_hodgetts New commenter

    Hi There,

    If SLT have said they will sort this out then I guess its a case how much you trust them to do this. If it was a while ago when you were told it would be sorted then it might be worth talking to your line manager about your concerns if no progress has been made - phrase it in such a way that suggests you are worried that you will be unable to do the job sufficiently well with so little time available.

    You could always ask for a couple of days off timetable towards the end of term to get ahead with planning/prep for next year if it is still looking unlikely that you will get the schools full allocation of time as a HOD.

    Rich
     
  3. pootlecharger

    pootlecharger New commenter

    Just to give you something to compare to - in my school, HoD gets 4 PPA plus 6 non-contact hours per fortnight. Only the 3 core subjects get a 'second in charge' to support with HoD stuff. Some of our non-core departments have many non-specialists teaching their subjects as well. I think this is fairly normal for schools in our county. (SLT teach just under half a tt and the head rarely teaches at all!)
    Did you get it sorted?
     
  4. Eflmeister

    Eflmeister Occasional commenter

    Sorry I don't know what Ebacc Pool 2 means so I have no idea if your allocation is correct or not for your subject but when I was HoF of an Ebacc subject I had 10 non contact periods a fortnight.
     

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