My partner is a deputy head and is constantly being phoned and texted by his head during weekends, evenings and during the holidays about work-related issues. The head phoned him twice before 7am recently - and then sent him a text asking why he wasn't answering his phone - during the summer holidays no less!! I know he is a deputy head and SMT have to do a lot of preparation and planning together, but it is bordering on ridiculous. My partner is new to the school and the role, and obviously wants to make a good impression, but he is finding it difficult to switch off and relax due to being constantly bothered about non-urgent work issues. I am worried it will get worse this term, as they are expecting an Osted inspection this academic year. Does anyone know if there are guidelines from unions about appropriate amount of contact during personal time? And is it different for those in senior management? Any ideas or advice welcomed! Cheers.