Hello, Just really would like an idea of how rotas/time off/ and working hours are in other schools. I am House Mother, and my normal rota is: 0715-1115 1530-2000 Monday to Thursday finish at 1900 on a Friday. Weekends are then done by rota. For example, this term which is 11 weeks long, I'll have worked 3 Saturdays, 1 Sunday (0800-1900), and 4 Friday 'night' duties 1900-2300. I am on duty every single overnight 2300-wake up. I am also the only House Staff member who is on site overnight. Also in my 'team' are two Assistants who work 0715-1000, 1145-1330/1430 and 1630-1900/2100 (roughly). They are also on a rota for working Sat/Sun. I also have a Night Advisor, who works 1630-2300 Mon-Thurs, every 3rd Sat 0800-1900 and every Sunday 0800-2300. The teaching staff have a rota for working weekends and Saturday night duty. I currently have 20 children in the boarding house, from 1900 on a Fri/Sat & Sun evening there is only 1 member of staff on duty. I find it odd that as HouseMother, I dont work the majority of weekends, and its the same for the rest of the housestaff. The school was set up, and is still run by the same people 40years ago. It started with 8 pupils, currently has 80 (age 4-14), and I dont think much has changed from the early days! It will be under new management from September, and I would like to implement some changes, but would like an idea of how it works in other schools! Where I worked before was slightly different, in that all housestaff lived in, and we had blocks of time off during the week, ie Wed lunchtime to midnight Thursday, and so worked all weekend. Thanks in advance for your help!