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How many meetings a week?

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by tattyted1, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. This probably a silly question but can my headteacher get away with having a staff meeting which goes over an hour and having another meeting which is referred to as 'inset' weekly which usually lasts til about 5 -5.30 plus our five inset days a year? Could someone point in the right direction for some guidance?
  2. MarkS

    MarkS New commenter

    Get away with yes...if the staff are prepared to put up with it and not complain, call the Union in etc.
    However, they shouldn't, and teachers shouldn't just sit there and put up with it! Just because a meeting is labelled as 'Training' doesn't make it any less of a meeting...and anyway, shouldn't every meeting be an opportunity to 'Develop' staff...and not just be a paperwork completing exercise!
  3. directed time, add it all up and see how much is left.................
    Really, it's not on, unless timetabled and deducted from directed time menu, by the sounds of it you have a head who seems adicted to development, I suggest a quiet word to your deputy before you go in with both feet, this makes everyone feel good and the head can withdraw gracefully.
  4. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    NASUWT support one, 1 hour meeting a week sufficient outside of the school day..... Some teachers have meetings timetabled in addition. Schools manage this by rotating between pastoral, department etc.

    On a week where there is a parents evening or other after school event, this takes priority and replaces the one hour meeting.
  5. louise_h27

    louise_h27 New commenter

    Some weeks we have 3!
  6. paulie86

    paulie86 New commenter

    This seems very excessive and definitly worth working out the directed time. We used to have inset meetings, but this would then give us an inset day off inliue and even then only one per half term at most.

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