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teaching hours?

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by shaia, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. shaia

    shaia New commenter


    I have had a few years out and am now thinking of going back to teaching,

    I'm trying to remember what the workload was like - can someone tell me how many hours per week a secondary teacher would be timetabled for?

  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    The timetabled week will tell you nothing about the workload!
    The timetable is possibly only as much as a quarter or half of the working week.
    drvs likes this.
  3. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    A report out this week shows a quarter of teachers working 60 hours plus a week, so that should give you an idea. The same report suggests this hasn't actually changed that much over 20 years.
  4. shaia

    shaia New commenter

    yes, I do remember that the work in the classroom is only the beginning of the workload, but I would appreciate knowing roughly how many hours per week are in the classroom.
  5. agathamorse

    agathamorse Senior commenter

    It depends. In my secondary school my timetable is 21 hours teaching a week full-time, with two twenty minute duties each week. In a SEN MAT where I used to work it was 23 and a half hours a week with break and lunch duty every day. When I did primary supply it was 23 and a half hours a week.

    You also have to factor in meetings before and after school and these vary widely from school to school.
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  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    How long is a piece of string
  7. BizzyLoz

    BizzyLoz New commenter

    22/25 one hour lessons is the 'norm' in most schools I have worked in. But if a two week timetable, it could be 22/25 one week, 23/25 the next week.
    Piranha likes this.
  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Thanks to a little glitch in my timetable that I don't think anyone has noticed I have 22/25 in one week and only 21/25 in the other one.

    An extra free !
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  9. SCAW12

    SCAW12 Occasional commenter

    Secondary school. State. Most fulltime teachers work 55-60 hours a week in our school we discovered when chatting round the table recently. Approximate of course!
    agathamorse likes this.

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