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What time do you leave school?

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Euphemia Mon 04-Feb-13 19:23:14

Is there an expectation that you'll be there until 5pm? Is anything said if you choose to leave earlier?

FourArms Tue 05-Feb-13 19:53:48

I get in for 8.15 and leave at 4.15. But work at least 2 hrs per night & 10 hrs min each w/e sad

Arisbottle Tue 05-Feb-13 20:11:25

10 hours at the weekend is a lot, I could not do that, although spead over the week I probably do the same if not more hours, but the thought of having to give up weekend time sounds awful

pudding25 Tue 05-Feb-13 20:15:04

I work 3 days. Get in about 7.30-7.45am and leave about 5.30 although will stay later if DH can get DD. I also do lots of work on days off...Hate it.

deleted203 Tue 05-Feb-13 20:19:11

I generally leave about half an hour after end of school day, as it takes me that long faffing about with things for tomorrow. Many staff leave immediately. I've worked in places where everyone seems to stay much later than that, but I generally prefer to take work home if I have to. There is no expectation at our place for staff to stay on for hours. Nothing is said to those who are driving out of the gates before the school buses are even off the premises grin. (Which is the way it should be, IMO. We are professionals who can manage our own time effectively).

cece Tue 05-Feb-13 20:23:30

If I have to pick up the Ds's from their cm then I leave at 4.50pm - 5pm. Any later than that and I don't get to them in time.

If no cm run then I stay till past 6pm.

I tend to get into work at 8.15 - 8.30 am as I have 3 children to drop off in 3 different places before I can set off for work!

Arisbottle Tue 05-Feb-13 21:12:16

I suspect it may be different in a secondary school, many of our staff are running revision class, sports clubs or other enrichment activities.

abbierhodes Tue 05-Feb-13 21:30:49

Arisbottle, I work in a secondary school and it's rare that clubs and revision classes go on past 4. Parents evenings, sports events and concerts/plays yes, but not on a day to day basis.

Arisbottle Tue 05-Feb-13 22:30:44

Just goes to show that schools differ. Our school days end at 3:30, we then have a break for 15 mins when staff and students get a break or go home. Start again at 3:45.

I am quite typical and run one lunch time club, one after school club, and at least one revision session a week. That is before I have set any detentions, organised any meetings etc.

deleted203 Tue 05-Feb-13 23:36:15

I work in a secondary school too. Because we are a rural area there are very few 'after school' sessions as many parents simply could not pick kids up and there is no public transport.

cricketballs Wed 06-Feb-13 00:58:51

I get in work about 7.10 to set up for the day (most staff don't get in until after 8.15) and I leave about 15 mins after the end of the school day unless there is a meeting. I do work at home. I got into this habit as I can't settle in the morning unless every thing is there and ready to go for the day so I go in early to ensure all resources etc are there for every lesson; I leave early as I prefer to sort out my own home/dc etc then I work after everyone has had their tea, homework done and they have settled down for the night.

Luckily I have never worked in a school where this monitoring takes place although I have had HoDs/colleagues that seem to think the visible approach (even if they have nothing to do!) is the way to do things

eviekingston Wed 06-Feb-13 11:37:35

I get in at 7.50am and leave at 6pm when the caretaker kicks us out. I honestly couldn't leave any earlier, I have so much stuff to do. And I very much resent it. I would say 80% of the staff do the same. Our head claims that she wants us to have a work/life balance and we can leave after 4.30pm but the reality is that the amount of work we have to do makes that impossible. I find that I actually work much longer days now that I am only part time! We have a signing in/out book which the new head introduced a couple of years ago, so I'm sure she is loving being able to see who is sneaking off early! Don't know if that is standard practise?

TheNebulousBoojum Wed 06-Feb-13 19:12:04

Yes, we clock in and clock out.

Euphemia Wed 06-Feb-13 19:36:32

We have a signing in and out book which we are told is for the fire register but I wonder ...!

BrianButterfield Wed 06-Feb-13 19:42:24

No presenteeism at my school (well, some departments do but not mine!). I leave any 3.45 most days now to pick up DS. I get in at 8 though. I'd be twiddling my thumbs until 5 - have been teaching 10 years, have a KS3- heavy timetable and plenty of frees so not much planning to do and spare time for my marking. Still manage to do a good job and am a better, happier teacher for having a work-life balance.

muminthecity Wed 06-Feb-13 22:48:21

I'm a TA and arrive by 8.30am. All of the teachers arrive earlier than me. I leave at 6pm as I also manage the after school club. No teachers leave before 5.30pm, most leave around the same time as me, except on a Friday.

MariusEarlobe Wed 06-Feb-13 22:59:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

littlestressy Wed 13-Feb-13 21:56:06

I normally get in about 8-8.15 and like to leave by 4.30 to get home for my DS. I work 3 days a week and try to get my work done on the evenings I work, doesn't always work like that though.
I don't like the idea of singing in/out. Who cares what time I leave as long as it's all done?

ninah Thu 14-Feb-13 13:34:13

the signing out systems I have come across in the past were genuinely for fire regs - you indicated if you were in, and then when you left again. You did not have to indicate a time.

almapudden Thu 14-Feb-13 20:17:39

I get in between 7.30-7.45 and leave between 5 and 6 depending on how busy I am and whether I'm running a club (clubs at my school run from 4-5pm). There's a parents' evening or an evening function once every two weeks on average, and then I leave at around 8.30.

I rarely bring work home, though. I have colleagues who routinely work until 8pm and/or come in at the weekend but, to be honest, I don't know what they're doing. I'd be twiddling my thumbs if I were at school for that long!

kittencuddles Mon 18-Feb-13 08:08:39

I get in at 7.30ish but usually leave by 5. I'm a morning person!

Astr0naut Wed 20-Feb-13 20:19:43

3.15 to pick the kids up from nursery. I could stay and work, but I'd feel guilty for not seeing them.I know other mums with small children stay in work and are 'seen' to be working, which makes me look bad. Sadly no one sees me working from 7-10 every night. And I'm 0.8! But English marking is ridiculous - as is constantly catching up with AQA's exam/ca spec changes.

Astr0naut Wed 20-Feb-13 20:20:34

I get there at 8.10, as we start at 8.40. This may be a problem when ds goes to school, as breakfast club doesn't start til 8.15.

Phineyj Mon 25-Feb-13 12:09:24

4-5pm - school finishes at 3.40pm and there's no expectation that we stay if we don't have anything specific to do. We're supposed to be off site by 6pm I think but in practice as we rent the buildings out they are open very late. I much prefer to work at home though.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Mon 25-Feb-13 17:41:06

I get in at 7.45 and leave about 4.45 to get home for the kids.

I than work after they have gone to bed

I tend to prepare at school and mark at home

Knowsabitabouteducation Thu 28-Feb-13 20:37:08

I get in a 7.45 for a 9.05 start.

School finishes at 4pm, but I have to do late duty once a week until 6pm (I can do my own work, mostly). I stay late (5.15) twice a week because DD in the same school has activities (again, I can do my own work). I have duties after school three days a week until 4.20.

Basically, two days a week, I can leave by 4.30. That's fine by me.

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