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Part time teachers: how do you spend your time when you're not in the classroom?

Discussion in 'Part-time and job share' started by TalentEd-Charity, Oct 25, 2016.


How do you spend your time when you're not in the classroom?

  1. Childcare

  2. Hobbies

  3. Paid work - education

  4. Paid work - other

  5. Socialising

  6. Studying - education

  7. Studying - other

  8. Volunteering - education

  9. Volunteering - other

  10. Other (please leave a comment below)

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  1. TalentEd-Charity

    TalentEd-Charity New commenter

    How do you spend your time when you're not in the classroom?

    Please help our education charity to answer this question and to understand more about how part time teachers use their time by leaving a comment below.

    TalentEd was founded in 2012 by a teacher, frustrated that his brightest pupils from low income backgrounds were not being stretched and challenged to realise their full potential. The charity's founder also understood the potential of qualified teachers who were retired, part-time, or on a sabbatical and set about to nurture the talent of both bright students and expert teachers.

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  2. BarryIsland

    BarryIsland New commenter

    Marking and planning lessons.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  3. international_muso

    international_muso New commenter

    Other: marking and planning, 20 - 30 extra hours on top of the 20 I'm contracted to
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  4. bhabarcanteach

    bhabarcanteach New commenter

    and marking, making, planning thinking
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Childcare when my children were not in school but then found part-time work needs a lot of planning and marking outside paid hours.
    Even a 0,1 contract involved 2 full days, one teaching, one prep/planning.
    Most 0.4/5 posts can easily use up a further 0.3/4 time to mark prepare and plan, just because one has the extra time to do it to a higher level, which full-timers cannot.
  6. BarryIsland

    BarryIsland New commenter

    This is exactly my problem and also I have less repeat classes as a part timer so the planning isn't much less than when full time.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  7. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Planning etc for when I would be in the classroom.

    When I was working part time (approx.6) I was actually working a 45 hour week altogether
    (Still better than the 65+ hour( term time week +holiday work - when full time)
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  8. Random175

    Random175 New commenter

    I forgot to mark other. Marking and planning.
  9. sunny106

    sunny106 New commenter

    Childcare, spending time with my own family.
    But about 1 day is spent on school stuff... annotating work, resourcing reception x
  10. whatsabunny

    whatsabunny New commenter

    I do some tutoring, some planning and one day a week I take part in supply work if available. Otherwise I socialise and rest :)
  11. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    I tried to get everything in my home and garden done, caring for my elderly father and my daughter and marking, marking and more marking (because I taught typewriting amongst other subjects.) I can't see why these people want to know what part-time teachers do though. Don't they mainly do the same things as everyone else who works part-time? What do they do when they're not working?
  12. Lala24

    Lala24 New commenter

    Marking and planning mostly. My 3 day week is really a 40hour week. Any spare time is spent writing stories (don’t give up the day job) and at the allotment. But usually totally exhausted on my days off. Spend much of the time zoned out recovering from school days. I am totally in awe of full-timers.

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