One of my teacher friends (who incidentally wants to leave the profession), was bemoaning the usual half a term of one night a week festival of parents' evenings, open evenings, etc. And I said, I go to bed at 9pm. And I do. I don't do late nights full stop. I'm an old man. And I said, should I work for a school, could they compel me to work past my bedtime? I'm quite happy to come in early and run things early but I don't do late nights. Said teacher friend does the school day, then works until 9pm, then commutes home, then has to eat, go to bed and then get up and teach again. Once a week for about 8 weeks. Bug her that! Luckily I work for a university, but it doesn't sound healthy does it? Eating that late, messing up the body clock. Dear oh dear, teachers must get exhausted! I'm afraid I rather think there should be a cut off at around 7pm beyond which one should not be able to be compelled to work. Would you, do you, work past your bedtime?