A few colleagues and I have been trying to get a straight answer about this, but our union reps haven't got back to us when we've contacted them (twice now) and it's become slightly embarrassing having to keep asking them, so I thought I'd see what people on here thought. Basically, we've been given a directed time sheet by the business manager at school, who has asked us to tick off all of the after school activities (parents' evenings, prize giving etc) that we will be attending and to sign it before returning it to him. The directed time sheet is very detailed and includes all teaching hours, meetings, parents evenings and other evening events and so on, and for most of us it comes very close to our 1265 hours. Our concern is that although break/lunch and after school detentions are part of our school's behaviour policy, there is no mention of this on the directed time sheet. I would say that I probably spend on average about 1.5 hours a week doing detentions, sometimes more than this, so it obviously adds up over the whole year. Last year when the union reps asked us to do an anonymous directed time sheet so they could monitor whether we were going over the 1265 hours, I queried in the comments box whether these detentions should count as part of our directed time, but understandably I didn't get a direct response since the form was anonymous. Since being given the directed time sheet to fill in this year, I've emailed my union rep again but have had no answer. Can anyone else offer any comments on this? Is it worth speaking to my regional union reps?