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Calling all mainscale full-time teachers!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lilachardy, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Two quick questions.

    How many hours have you worked this week?

    How many more hours would you need to work to feel you've done your job to the best of your ability?
     
  2. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Two quick questions.

    How many hours have you worked this week?

    How many more hours would you need to work to feel you've done your job to the best of your ability?
     
  3. Mrs Music

    Mrs Music New commenter

    40 hours.
    I do feel as though I do my job to the best of my ability, and that to me means doing it in the time that I am willing to put in to it.
    I could easily come up with another 10 hours of work - I've quite a bit of coursework to mark that I'm plugging away at at the moment; there's a number of students who'd really benefit from some 1:1 help with me after school say; I could spend a lot more time on planning.
    That all makes me sound as though I don't give a monkeys about my job - I am incredibly passionate about getting the best out of my students, do extra-curricular or catch-up sessions each lunchtime and one after school each week etc. I just also have other things that I am passionate about too and since starting a family of my own have become a lot more efficient with my time (I hope!)
     
  4. 45 Hours
    I have enough work to fill another 5-10 but Im putting it off as always. If I gave my job anymore time I wouldnt see outside of my classroom ever!
     
  5. 40 hours in school (7.30-4.30 with an hour for lunch) plus about 5 hours in the evenings, and probably another 2-3 planning on Sunday.
    I could do with another 5 hours a week to update my APPs and sort out some things as ICT co-ordinator.
     
  6. 40 hours in school (7.30-4.30 usually) and maximum of 2 hours in the evening. Sometimes I don't do anything in the evenings if I'm up to date. My weekends are my own.
     
  7. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket New commenter

    I do 8-4 in school, nothing of an evening and about 5 hours on a Sunday to prepare for the week ahead. I know people who are doing 60-70+ hours a week but I honestly don't feel like my lessons would be any better if I spent an extra 3 hours a day at school.

    Sometimes I wonder what people fill all that time with.
     
  8. 50 hours actually in school, 5 days a week 8am - 6pm.
    I probably work a lot more at home as well, I like to get my marking done after school so that I'm not taking loads of books home!
    I think working 50+ hours a week, I am doing my job to the best of my ability and making the lessons as enjoyable as possible!
     
  9. What subject do you teach Helena? With 19 classes a week (and I am HOD) there is no way I could even get through my marking on those hours!
     
  10. I'm on M2.
    This week I have spent roughly 9 hours at school. Yesterday evening I worked for a further 2 and a half hours when I got home. So far that's 47.5 hours.
    This weekend I estimate I'll be doing between 6-8 hours work as I have LOADS to do.
    However, I am busier than usual at the moment. Normally I reckon I work around 50 hours a week. x
     
  11. Oops, meant to say 9 hours a day not 9 hours! If only!
     
  12. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket New commenter

    I teach RE and humanities, have 13 different teaching groups.
    I was advised to mark them on a rotation every 3 weeks by year group. I'm an NQT so I don't have any GCSE classes which makes me lucky in that I don't have to mark coursework. I also only have to plan one lesson a week per year group. Though I do have to write full lesson plans for them as I am responsible for getting lessons to non-specialists.
     
  13. I am in school for 50 hours a week, working right through the day (stopping for a quick cup of tea in the morning and a 15 minute lunch break).
    I could probably do so many more hours but I choose not to. Because I choose not to my paperwork is not up to date, my lessons are pretty average and my classroom is a mess.
     
  14. Ah right, I see. Yep, I have 6 KS4 classes that do generate a lot of work and need to be looked fortnightly minimum - prefer to do them weekly to make sure I am on top of them. I also teach at an excellent school (not complaining lol) where even the lowest ability classes will happily do you half an A4 page for home work - rather that than battling to keep behaviour under control though!
     
  15. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Lead commenter

    Lucky you leviosa..........i only have a smaller yr3 class and they do my head in!
    tend to do 8.30 to 5/5,30 and often mark/work.prepare/sort out the kids in my dinnertime/so 40-45 hours
    Probably anout 2 plus hours a night on the comp and 3 hours planning.
     
  16. Helena Handbasket

    Helena Handbasket New commenter

    I was advised to do year 7 one week, then 8 then 9 and then back round again. Works out well, I do 1 set a day and I'm done. I also get 7 frees on my NQT timetable so next year I will probably be working myself silly!
    I know what you mean about the amount of work, I have one year 7 girl and I dread looking at her book because she is so talented at writing that everything is pages and pages long. It is fabulous to read but I struggle to find targets to set for her.
     
  17. I've worked 50 hours in school. About 2 hours at home each evening, apart from last night when I attended a friends soiree which I went to grudgingly because I have SO much to do - I'm glad I DID go though because I had a good laugh and it did me good to switch off for a night. Tonight I have company for dinner so am having ANOTHER night off. Oooh! I have a good few hours to put in tomorrow though and probably a good few hours on Sunday as well.... I COULD, potentially, work non-stop and still probably wouldn't get everything done. Like PFF my planning is not up to date and my classroom is untidy. Something is radically wrong with this job IMO. I recently had a big fall out with a so-called friend after a tirade of abuse from her after I DARED to put "back to reality" on my Facebook status on the last day of the Christmas holidays. Bet she's not working most of this weekend.... :-(
     
  18. 54 hours at school this week, about 2 hours per day at home...still more to do.
     
  19. Between 11-12 hours per day at school each day this week, plus a couple of hours marking (albeit in front of the tv!) at home. I have about 4-5 hours of planning to do on Sunday, but I'm giving myself Saturday off though. It sounds like a lot as I'm often in school until 7-7.30 ish in the evenings, but to be honest I'm a music teacher and most of that is rehearsals for our imminent school production with some VERY keen students, which is more fun than work. Plus I'm a new hod so lots of extra things to get my head round as well. It has to get easier!
     
  20. Honey Loop

    Honey Loop New commenter

    I, too, could have written pff's post. When you see your hours in front of you, it really shocks you!
     

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