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Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by Spanner_1, Jul 3, 2012.
It's that time of year again.......
How many hours a week or fortnight head of departments get?
1 period more than normal teachers.
We used to get that until some mean-spirited ba stard made us teach more. Staff on 44/50 and HOFs 39/50. For the record, HODs (which also includes 2i/c posts for faculties) are on 42/50.
It depends on the department - no pattern clear! As Head of Geography I get the same as a teacher (3 our to 30) with no responsiblity but have 1 point in pay. No explainations given,.
I get 40/50 and my colleague has to teach 42/50, but ours is a small department and I'm not sure how it works for other HoD in school.
1 more hour than standard teacher, which is then taken for a line-manager meeting once a fortnight!
Your school's understanding of the law is bait shaky. You are legally entitled to management time - time to deliver your TLR responsibilities. Your school can not possibly argue that giving you an extra hour which it promptly takes away by giving you a meeting is in any way fair or reasonable management time.
Same as everyone else but one HoD per fortnight: 43/50.
No 2ic. I'm head of Literacy - lead on Independent Learning and do most T&L. Also NQT mentor. I have tutor group.
I'm wondering now, seriously, is it possible to do all that is expected in that time or is it just assumed that I'll catch up [as I do now] over evenings, weekends and holidays. Am I really inefficient?
I have decided that if I can't get it all done [marking, assessment, planning etc] in 3 hours pw then it doesn't get done. End of.
Oh and we get x2 20 min breaks. Expected to be on the corridor to see out the kids [who are then often back in before the bell goes] which reduces us down to about 15min.
I'm HOD of English, Media & Film and every teacher (excluding SLT, HOY's & CST) have 5 periods a day and 50 teaching hours over a fortnight. I have 38 lessons a fortnight and 12 free periods also in a fortnight. But we have 12 full-time English teachers, 1 including HOD year 7 so timetable are tight at the moment. I have 5 A-level groups in year 12 English Language, English Literature (group 1), English Literature (group 2) and Sociology and in year 13, English Literature. I also have set 1 year 9 GCSE and set 2 year 11 GCSE... All the marking I'll be doing.... eurgh!!!