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Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by MonalisaVito, Sep 2, 2017.
Forgot to say I also have a gcse g and t music tutor group that I teach every morning
HoD of core, have a tutor grp and teach 39/50
Seen some that get 5 free others get 6 depending on department size and school
Here's an international schools perspective. I teach in Vietnam at an International school and I am Head of Studies (similar to HOD) for secondary school and business studies/English teacher. I teach 19 x 45 minute periods per week (no Form class). Most of my time is taken up with meetings, school improvement initiatives and endless admin duties. Even though 19 lessons a week isn't that much, I would prefer less!!!!! (-:
Most management at my place are on 60-80% timetables depending on additional responsibilities and if you're a core subject, etc. Non-core HoDs are on about 80%, core HoDs about 70%, HoFs about 60%.
I have worked as a HOD in a previous school with no additional management time, that was very tough. I'm now teach 40 periods over a two week timetable which has been so much better, I do have a form group though and duties. My workload is still more than I can manage though as there are lots of meetings, very long hours!
I'm a HOD for Science, I teach 17/25 and a normal teacher does 22/25 per week. Sounds v generous compared with some of this!