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PSHE Co-ordinator question

Discussion in 'Independent' started by DashyB, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. DashyB

    DashyB New commenter

    For those of you who carry out the PSHE Co-ordinator role in an independent school, do you get a timetable allowance for it?

    I receive £1500 a year for the role, put together the Scheme of Work for KS3 and KS4 and prep the individual lessons for each year group on a weekly basis. KS5 is under the control of Head of Sixth form.

    I have quickly figured out that my predecessor used the same lessons across year groups, so although I can re-use some of the material, I am creating an awful lot of resources myself and it has been incredibly time consuming. I really enjoy the role, but I am struggling with the workload.

    Senior management does not believe the role requires planning time, so I have no reduction in my timetable for the role.

    Is this the norm in independent schools?
  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    When I took over the role, admittedly in prep but nursery to year 6 (8 year groups), I got no money and no time.
    I had to
    source a scheme to use, decided making our own was better so did that instead
    set up some kind of monitoring for the classes I wasn't teaching
    sort out clear and effective age appropriate RSE work for all groups and parent information leaflets
    set up organise and evaluate questionnaires about wellbeing, PSHE, bullying; etc
    And a whole heap more.

    Workload was appalling, but I loved the role and am passionate about it, so did the job and did it well, but some extra time would have been lovely.
    Ro13 likes this.

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