Hi all, Just a post out of mere curiosity, and to gauge where I am in relation to other people with a position as an Assistant Head. Not necessarily trying to proclaim a 'poor me' about this at all; just wanting to know a couple of things... What kind of classroom teaching hours do you have as an Assistant Head of Secondary? Do you think there should be/is a generally accepted 'maximum' teaching hours for an Assistant Head that should it be exceeded can impact on the role? To give the briefest of contexts, I am an Assistant Head of Secondary at a relatively small (2 forms of maximum 24 students per-year group) International School in Asia who was appointed very late in the previous academic year, giving little to no time for significant timetable changes and staff shuffling around before the end of the summer term. I am officially responsible for 'Student Welfare', but as you all know, being in this kind of role brings with it a huge number of other responsibilities too. I am largely overseeing Key Stages 3 and 4 as their pastoral leader. Alongside the standard TLR-style things to do, it is a pretty big job in as much as day-to-day issues to deal with etc. I am teaching 17 hours of iGCSE English and CIE English Language A-Level per-week to Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 classes, which is slightly below what an average classroom teacher will have (average here is about 22 hours p/w of contact time). I am aware that Term 3 will mean significantly decreased teaching hours of course - but right now that seems quite a way off!) (I am managing my time, but it is a bit of a stretch!) I look forward to reading your thoughts, and many thanks for taking the time to read!