Because, like the others, I dont for a second believe you are a teacher, I will point something out to you: Summer holidays = 6 weeks, 2 weeks spent doing planning and paperwork, 2 weeks in school sorting out classroom leaves 2 weeks 'holiday' Half terms x 3 = working at least 3 out of 5 days for each so 6 days 'holiday' Christmas = 2 weeks, 1 week spent planning.organising etc leaves 1 week 'holiday' Easter as Christmas, but usually more work as there are reports to write assessments to do etc. And I'm primary so a lot less marking that say the average secondary English teacher, I'd imagine. leaves 1 weeks' 'holiday' Grand total = 4 weeks, 6 days, or 34 days not counting weekends. So I'm guessing about the same as the average office worker, plus most I would imagine dont do an hour or two a night plus the most of every Sunday. So subtracting the 39 or so sundays I lspend working that means I get... er nothing...?!!!