I've just worked for a term in a junior school and was given the task at the eleventh hour to do Literacy planning for a different year group. I was not only shocked at the expectation but then overwhelmingly dismayed to find that no previous planning existed either with that year group's teachers or on the school server. There was no culture within the school of regularly saving planning for others to use and I was then swamped with researching and spending far too many hours each week, sweating to get it right, making resources and getting it emailed to the teachers concerned. I had to resort to subscribing to published planning to help me out, which was not always useful and was all the time feeling agrieved that in this day and age, few teachers are interested in sharing their work. With workload being so onerous these days and planning and marking in particular being the most time consuming, I'd be interested to know why this is. In my first school, pre national curriculum, when teaching was topic based, folders of planning and resources were stored in the staffroom for all to use if they changed year group and needed a hand in getting to grips with the new year. Why isn't this the norm nowadays? I've seen references on here to teachers being protective over their planning when dealing with colleagues wanting to share it in case it was 'stolen'. Please tell me that this is not common practice in most schools!