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How many staff meetings and for how long?

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by linre, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. linre

    linre New commenter

    We currently have one staff meeting a week.
    This week we have been told that from september we will have a full staff meeting lasting 1 and a half hours per week, plus on another night a team meeting that will last 50 minutes. We have also been told that we need to run a club on a third night.
    I'm struggling to think when I will actually get time to do the jobs in the classroom I need to do.
    Do other schools have this much after school commitment for teachers?
     
  2. linre

    linre New commenter

    We currently have one staff meeting a week.
    This week we have been told that from september we will have a full staff meeting lasting 1 and a half hours per week, plus on another night a team meeting that will last 50 minutes. We have also been told that we need to run a club on a third night.
    I'm struggling to think when I will actually get time to do the jobs in the classroom I need to do.
    Do other schools have this much after school commitment for teachers?
     
  3. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    No; and - if this is a state school - ask for your 1265 hours time budget. I can't see how they can fit this all in.

    NB if I had to run a club I'd choose one that was a) difficult & b) boring - so pupils soon stopped coming!
     
  4. linre

    linre New commenter

    Yes this is a state primary.
    The head has said she will decide which clubs will be running and we will be told which one we are responsible for!
     
  5. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    She is not allowed to do this under the 24 conditions (?) of removing tasks from teachers. You need to be strong as a staff to resist this. By the way - I am a head and I would never, ever do this to my staff - we all work hard enough as it is.
     
  6. If all this is within the 1265 hours of Directed Time then you are obliged to comply.
    As far as running an after school club is concerned, if it is within 1265, it could be argued that it falls outsiide the 24 as the skills and abilities of a teacher are required to direct and manage the children attending the activity - just like a lesson.
    if it is outside 1265 it has to be voluntary.
     
  7. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    This is key here.
    Some schools have an adapted timetable which allows them to offer such things within the 1265 hours, but it's very rare.
    As has been said, if you're a maintained school (as opposed to an academy), then ask to see the directed time budget to see how it fits.
     
  8. Compassman

    Compassman Star commenter

    You cannot be directed to do a club outside of normal school hours.
     
  9. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    Then you'll just have to make it boring as hell...[​IMG]
     
  10. bb, as you have obviously seen the DT budget for this school, perhaps you would share it with us?
     
  11. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    fair point, sarcastically put, TC. I have of course made the ludicrous, even naive, assumption that this school is operating something like a typical school day which will allow for 3 after school directed time sessions each week, one of them lasting over an hour, when I know that in my own school 2 sessions only just falls within the 1265 hours ...... silly old me, I stand corrected, withered, contrite, bereft ........
     

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