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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:16 am
by Angry Pixie
How many hours a day does a state school English teacher work?

I am a secondary English teacher working in an independent school. I currently work about 10 hours a day not counting parents evenings, open days, etc. My husband and I are thinking of relocating. I want to leave teaching as I am not coping well with the stress and pressures placed upon me by a very demanding head teacher who appears to have no sense of a work/life balance. We have two children so I am unwilling to spend every waking hour working which I feel I could easily do. My husband - a music teacher - says he is willing to go back into the state sector. I am not due to the behaviour and marking workload. He currently works about 8 hours a day.

Any English teachers out there - how many hours a day/week would you say you work?

When I tell my husband I am unwilling to go back to the working until late every week night and also at the weekends he says that I wouldn't have to and I just need to cut more corners. What do you think?

Re: Workload

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:28 pm
by jeffnev
I am sorry to hear that you have been suffering from stress due to your current position. While I am now in my silver years and no longer in the profession, I would find myself working 3 hours each weekday evening and at least a day in total at the weekend.

If you are no longer willing to remain in teaching, do you have a firm idea of what else you would like to do?