So, amusingly off the back of my query here yesterday, my school has asked me to be in school during my own time - well not just me but all the academic heads of department. Bit of context. During results day (GCSE and A Level) the school has never asked HoDs to be in and all issues were dealt with by the heads of year and the academic members of the senior management team - it is in their contracts that they should be there for results days. Some HoDs have come in, but the majority do not. The general feeling from those who do come in is that there is no need to be there as pupils come in, pupils get results, pupils go home. Any true queries come later via email. We have now been told that if we are a a head of department, we are expected to be in school in the results days. all teacher contracts state the following 'the teacher shall be entitled to leave of absence from the school during normal school holidays'. Can the school legally/reasonably ask this of us? Have queried this with my union, as have a few others, but intrigued to see if anyone else has had a similar experience/request.