We have just been given a calculation of directed time for this year and before I see my school union rep I just want to see if people can clarify a couple of things. The time for the working day has been put down as 5hrs and 30 mins. However it is not taking into account the fact that, according to the staff handbook, we should be in school 15mins before the children and 15 minutes after home time. Is this time that we are expected to be in school classed as directed time? If so then that adds another 95 hours on to directed time over the 190 days of the school year and would take directed time over the maximum. Also Afterschool Clubs have suddenly appeared as directed time. Although no has asked or insisted anyone yet does them, I was of the understanding that they were voluntary. I usually get involved with the choir after school in the lead up to Christmas and the year 6 leavers concert in the summer, so I am not against this, but I do feel that it is up to each teacher whether they want to (or can) commit to a club. I would appreciate it if anyone can offer advice on this.