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Job share-Advice

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by Josie1945, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Josie1945

    Josie1945 New commenter

    I'm just looking for a little bit of advice here.

    I currently work 3 days a week which is my contracted hours. A supply teacher works the remaining 1 and a half with a music specialist coming in to teach the class for the Friday afternoon. I used to share with the deputy head but she is on secondment to another school with the prospect of staying there in the future. My question is really, how much planning and activities should I be doing? I run an after school club and attend a staff meeting after school. I'm currently planning for all the days but the supply gets the resources ready for the lessons on her days. I really love the school and the staff and have a good supportive SLT but I just want to know how a job share like this should work or if any of you have experience of different kinds of jobshares and how you share the work. Many thanks
  2. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Both times I have had a work share, I have been fortunate in that planning was shared fairly equally, and even had 'overlap' time, for discussion between job-sharers,

    But your position does seem a bit unfair imo, as in effect, you are planning for more than your contracted lessons. Does your school envisage using supply for the long term?
    (Sorry, not much help)
  3. Josie1945

    Josie1945 New commenter

    Thank you for your reply. Yes it is the same supply long term as it is only one and a half days.
  4. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    I work 3days and my jobshare does 2. We get together for one day each halfterm for MTP and assessment.
    I do planning for my days and sometimes email across ideas for the next couple of days (as I do the start of the week).
    I think you are doing much more than your share and as the supply is long term I would be expecting them to do their planning. When I did supply I planned when on extended placements. I think you could realistically ask for time each halfterm to liaise.
    midnight_angel likes this.
  5. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    I was just going to post similar camokidmommy..
  6. midnight_angel

    midnight_angel Senior commenter

    You are not contacted for, and do not work two days a week (therefore do not get paid for those two days). With the exception of being helpful to your colleagues and maybe sending a quick email (which as another poster has said, she emails where she got up to with the class/gives a few suggestions etc), you should not be doing anything for those two days.
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  7. Josie1945

    Josie1945 New commenter

    Thank you for your replies. I shall request that we have time to plan before the end of term. As my 'jobshare' is on a supply basis- I believe that she gets paid by the hour as a time sheet is filled out. How does she go about claiming for planning time?Thanks
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    @Josie1945 That is NOT your problem. Every supply agency does things differently. I just got paid for hours worked. Nothing for planning. That's how it is. Is it good for the children? No. Then your school shouldn't have agreed to the DHT going on secondment if they're truly concerned about continuity and the best education for the pupils. If they pay peanuts then they do not deserve to get Rolls-Royce service (mixed metaphor, sorry).

    You should plan only for your lessons. Make this planning available to your colleague. You are paid to work 3 days. For all anyone may know you could be doing another job the rest of the week. Or five jobs. Or nothing. Would you be preparing case-work for another solicitor? No. Would you be reading up on patients who are going to be treated by another doctor? No.
    midnight_angel likes this.

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