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Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by teachingking123, Nov 16, 2015.
Question is the title.
Never heard of a Head of Humanities at a primary school
Never heard of a Head of anything at a primary school
Never heard of anyone having an office in a primary school ( apart from the actual Head-who often shares with the admin staff, I know of one Head who shared his office with the photocopier)
Delusions of grandeur spring to mind!
Sorry @CarrieV. I meant coordinator.
Why should you?
Can you demonstrate an absolute practical need?
If so, is there a spare room available, and can you explain why this room's other potential uses are less valuable than as an office for you?
If no spare room, then can you justify the budget to build one, and explain why the money shouldn't be spent on other needs of the school?
If you're going to start these made-up problem threads, at least have the decency to think them out and get it right in your thread title.
Yes. Oh yes. I am now quitting the TES. Well done ever so well done!
Head of Humanities at primary school? My My My.....
I just can't see the need for that role, possibly a 'Co-ordinator' but that's a bit excessive for such a small environment.
Do the Head of Maths, English and Science have offices? If not, then the answer would probably be no... You could just use your classroom desk. Secondary School HOD's don't have offices neither so can't see why it would be necessary.
After all, you are just a standard teacher with managerial responsibilities!
What exactly are you planning to do in your office ?
I don't think they will hear us Lizzie as apparently they have quit!
Like he did last time eh?
I am back @Middlemarch !
@teachingking123 I'm sorry you felt the need to threaten quitting TES because you didn't get the answer you really wanted.
If there is a space available and it makes your ability to do your role more effective then there is no reason why you could not request it as an 'office'.
In my first HoD role my 'office' was actually a former toilet with the actual loo removed but the sink and rather ancient sanitary towel incinerator remaining. It was a place to store files with a desk squeezed in though I spent little time there. The biggest ego enhancer was getting the job done well.
There's little point in using space on an office that will only be used for an hour a week. If you need somewhere to store resources, that's perhaps a different question, and there might be sense in having somewhere that is where humanities resources are located. On the other hand, if topics are allocated to particular years, it may make more sense for most resources to be stored by the year group concerned, and you may only need a few shelves for more general resources.
In the rebuild/refurb of our school, all office space for non-core heads of department were taken away. We do have subject based work rooms to share though - the advantage being that you are with your team when free.