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Discussion in 'Physical education' started by pequandary, Nov 18, 2019.
Hi, looking at becoming a PE teacher but the few I've met seem to have work-life balance issues.
I've had 1 day off (that includes weekends) in the last 4 weeks due to a very heavy fixture load and tournaments
Normally in my office at 6.00am and leave around 5.15pm
I tend to go out every night after work to eat or have a coffee and watch football / rugby in a local coffee shop
Got to admit, can't wait for the Christmas break
My wife taught PE, I taught maths. Both of us would be in for 7am. At times I'd leave at 4.30, she most often had clubs for up to another hour. PE at our school was a GCSE and A level course so she had a similar amount of marking as I did at KS4+5. She had more KS3 classes (@ 1 lesson per week) so she could double up on her preparation whereas I had each KS3 for 4 lessons a week - so more alterations to planning needed to take place during the week and homework had to have a faster turnaround. I did have time during the week to take a netball and a rugby club, she couldn't have fitted anything else in...but basically you'll find the work/life balance the same for any teacher, if you enjoy in then it becomes your life - and you enjoy it...if you do it because you have to then you'll resent and hate it.