# Lessons per week

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by mike372, May 14, 2012.

1. ### mike372New commenter

I'm currently teaching maths in Thailand for a year before I begin my training so I know about the Thai system, but not too sure about how things work back home. I've got a few questions to ask but I'll start with:

What's the average amount of lessons that a maths teacher would teach per week (or does it vary too much to give an average). How does the number change for teaches with a few/many years experience of if the teacher teaches A-Level?

Thanks,
Mike

2. ### mike372New commenter

I'm currently teaching maths in Thailand for a year before I begin my training so I know about the Thai system, but not too sure about how things work back home. I've got a few questions to ask but I'll start with:

What's the average amount of lessons that a maths teacher would teach per week (or does it vary too much to give an average). How does the number change for teaches with a few/many years experience of if the teacher teaches A-Level?

Thanks,
Mike

3. ### cyolba

1) Average hours per week is roughly 22, although you may be asked to do occsioanl cover and you will probably be asked to be a tutor which can add up to 3 hours per week.
2) No change due to experience, unless you are an NQT. No change due to teachuing A-level. All in all, you get 1265 directed hours a year. This will include "Free" lessons, meetings, parents' evenings etc.
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cyolba, now at about 2525 hours this year

4. ### strawbsEstablished commenter

22.5 per week for me, plus just under 2 hours a week form tutor. No cover of other lessons at all.
Pay and conditions (in state schools) guarantee you 10% of the standard teaching load per week as PPA (planning, preparation and assessment time). We have 30 periods a week, standard load is 27, with 3 PPA periods.
Teachers with responsibility get more "free" periods - maybe 2,3...more. They may then teach as few as 17 hours per week (eg)

5. ### strawbsEstablished commenter

As cyolba said, no difference in terms of hours taught v experience (although pay does rise with experience until a limit is reached).
NQTs also get an additional 10% reduction on timetable for their first year of teaching for induction/training etc.