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Part time secondary teachers - am I being shafted?

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Lucycat Fri 15-Jul-11 13:49:53

I teach 0.5- at least that is my contract. For the last 2 years I have taught a 0.6 timetable as I have so many exam classes (GCSE and A level). I have one day off a week and I work bloody hard, they certainly get more than 0.6 FTE out of me.
This year my timetable has 3 hours of 'trapped' free lessons i.e p4 so I then teach p5 to the end of the day. The school will not pay me for those as they claim not to have any money and I have 2 ppa's and one free as well.
I can't leave school as I need to be back for p5, I have to pay childcare as my children need collecting from school and NOW I've been told that I'm sharing a Yr13 tutor group next year, with UCAS and all that entails.

Am I right to feel aggrieved when I know there are other members of staff in other departments who are 'under' on their timetable but as they are FT they will be paid no matter what.

Feeling sad about the job I love sad

TheMonster Fri 15-Jul-11 19:47:18

I would get straight onto the union for advice if I were you.

PotteringAlong Fri 15-Jul-11 19:54:57

You are being shafted. Sorry.

SarkySpanner Fri 15-Jul-11 19:59:33

Completely ludicrous for them to do this.

basingstoke Fri 15-Jul-11 19:59:36

It's happening a fair bit now IME. I have two teachers on 0.6 who are both in for 4 whole days. If they weren't we would have some very split groups. And I don't think it's unreasonable to share a tutor group, although year 13 is obviously a tough one.

MrsHerculePoirot Fri 15-Jul-11 20:00:58

I think you are being shafted. I am secondary and teach 0.6 - for me that is three whole days. I would definitely speak to your union for advice on this.

appplepie Fri 15-Jul-11 20:15:13

you are being shafted. Same here the inbetween periods are a pain but I just try and get as much prep etc done as possible and try to think its better than doing it at the weekend.

Pants though.

Know what you mean about being sad about the job you love.

appplepie Fri 15-Jul-11 20:17:10

What subject do you teach?

beanlet Fri 15-Jul-11 20:23:32

Happens all the time with part-time teachers. When my mother went from 0.5 to full-time she LITERALLY had no change in the number of lessons taught per week.

Can you go full-time? Seriously.

Lucycat Fri 15-Jul-11 20:59:55

I understand the 4 days a week and tbh I don't mind - it's the payback for me wanting to teach so many exam classes and even the Yr13 tuotr group is ok. It's just the unpaid frees that gets me. I teach geography.

They did try to get me to teach full time but my kids need me too.

basingstoke Fri 15-Jul-11 21:00:48

Oh, I don't know. I went from 0.9 to FT and had an extra 7 hours added to my fortnight timetable...

Lucycat Mon 18-Jul-11 18:34:58

Thanks all for letting me vent. I went and threw my teddy and my Head of Team fought my corner, did some swapping around so now I only have one 'trapped unpaid' free smile just 2 more get ups now smilesmilesmile

mnistooaddictive Mon 18-Jul-11 18:39:32

I would use that free to go offsite or you will get asked to do emergency cover it be plagued by people asking questions etc.

Lucycat Tue 19-Jul-11 09:31:10

I know a few hidey holes where I can't be tracked down too easily wink mostly where the SLT are!

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