Hi - new poster with a question about directed time. I have just started as head of faculty at a new school. Previously I was head of department at a smaller school. Both schools follow STPCD. At my old school, all meetings any member of staff (excluding SLT) was required to attend was included within directed time. Those of us who had extra middle leader meetings were close to the 1265 hours limit, but not over it. At my new school, it appears that only meetings that ALL staff need to attend are included. Eg staff meetings, department meetings, tutor team etc. However those of us with promoted roles (so including all heads of dept, faculty and heads of year) also have additional monthly after school middle leader meetings to go to. Turns out these are not included within directed time, but are considered to be part of our role as middle leaders. By my reckoning, this puts us over 1265 hours. Also not included are things like induction meetings for new staff (I have escaped these being a mid year starter as they only run in the Autumn). Had I also had to go to these then I would have been considerably over 1265 hours. So my question is, was I just lucky at my old school that all these were included? Or do my new school seem to have got it wrong?