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How many frees should I have?

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by Hanjo, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. I'm second in department at a large comprehensive school with responsibility for Chemistry and KS3 (with a TLR 2a). I've struggled on for 2 years with 4 hours non-contact time a week (the same as all other staff). The HOD gets 10 hours of non-contact time. My request for extra time has recently been declined. Is this a reasonable amount of time compared with other schools?
  2. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    as HoD I get 8: I do not have a 2nd, so have to do all teh extra admin myself
  3. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    I have the same TLR as you for KS5 English Coordinator and have one free per week for that which takes me to 4/30 (one more than mainscale)
    I am also the school's Professional Mentor for which I get no time at all.
    There is no hard and fast rule, and if you've been seen to be managing, in my experience, you've put yourself in a hole!!

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