Hi all. I have been told by my SENCO that our planners must not be taken home because they contain information about students. ( I am a TA. ) I understand that but my argument is that I always want to start the new week prepared and not be drowning in admin. I like to research, plan and take stock of what has happened the previous week-I normally spend about 2 hours on a sunday doing this. It's all the stuff that I never have enough time to do in the week. My 'prep' time is constantly being eaten up with meaningless data-entry type tasks that in my opinion have no direct benefit to the children I am trying to support. Anyhow-back to my main gripe. I hate the fact that it is automatically assumed that I will somehow 'lose' my planner or mistakenly allow a strange person access to this information. I look after my planner and keep it safe. I have online access to the exact same information on our school's network drives so if i'm using that at home, how is it any different to taking my planner home with me? oh, because it's paperwork and the network is password protected so it's fine. My point is- where is the trust here? Is it wrong for me to want to go the extra mile and want to use my own time in order to do my absolute best? If I wanted to print data from the school network, at home, how could I possibly be prevented from doing so? No one is going to follow me home to make sure I don't! I am so upset and feel like I am being treated like a potential risk to the school! All I've ever cared about is the children, and lets face it-is there anyone employed in a school that DOESN'T take paperwork home??