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So - how much work have you got to do over half term?

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petalpower Sun 16-Feb-14 19:45:58

Are you going to manage to get a break or is there just too much to catch up on?

DrNick Sun 16-Feb-14 19:46:49

a whole SOW - i dont mind, its my fave job and saves me time later

Verycold Sun 16-Feb-14 19:48:51

Two lots of test papers, not too bad

petalpower Sun 16-Feb-14 19:49:10

What subject are you DrNick?

DrNick Sun 16-Feb-14 19:49:22


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ravenAK Sun 16-Feb-14 19:53:13

60 Year 11 Eng Lang Mocks, which will be drudgery; drawn up a schedule of marking 2 questions across one of the two groups for each day, so I reckon a good 3 hours a day on that.

& a KS3 Scheme of Learning & resources which I'm rather looking forward to & will do in the evenings once the kids are in bed.

Determined to be organised & get the marking done each morning, leaving the afternoon to spend with dc.

petalpower Sun 16-Feb-14 19:53:51

I never know whether to do it all in one big block and then take a proper break or just do the work in bits and pieces through the week. Looking forward to not having to get up early tomorrow morning!

ravenAK Sun 16-Feb-14 19:59:22

I know petalpower - ideally, I'm all for getting stuck in, doing full days & then putting my feet up by about Thursday.

Dh away this half term so I'm going to have to spread it over the week & both weekends so that dc can occasionally check in with the mothership. Thank chuff for Minecraft...

petalpower Sun 16-Feb-14 20:03:57

I need to go into school at some point too to get a few jobs done in my classroom but I think I'll wait until the end of the week for that.

JonSnowKnowsNothing Sun 16-Feb-14 20:05:48

I've had a student in so going in tomorrow for a good tidy up and to mark a set of books. UGH. Then just a bit of planning, so maybe a day's work, which isn't too bad..

HedgeHogGroup Sun 16-Feb-14 20:28:54

I'm a Headteacher and I will be doing NOTHING.... except checking my emails about 3 times a day & responding when necessary wink

TheGruffalo2 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:19:26

Updating my maths and science assessments, marking 60 pieces of independent writing and updating APP accordingly, planning for next half term's topic sessions and starting MT plans for new curriculum ready for September, update my IEPs and provision maps, analyse whole school assessment data and progress towards summer targets, spend/order subject resources from my budget, put three new displays up in my classroom and corridor, writing LT plans for my subjects across the school, writing a new subject policy, undertake self-evaluation for my subjects and planning and prep for first week back. So several full days.

LuvMyBoyz Mon 17-Feb-14 05:46:11

TheGruff...that would take me a term! I have some whole school data to analyse and a SOW for a Y10 group. I set up the spare room as an office and slog through it in one session but it's not unenjoyable. I won't look at emails if I can avoid it. A whole week it.

HalfSpamHalfBrisket Mon 17-Feb-14 06:00:29

Lots! (hence eary start).
SOW/planning for a revised curriculum area, re-jigging my general planning format, med. term plans for the coming term, guiding my new PGCE student to plan their work. Updating the children's records, analysing the data, setting targets.
It's basically all the stuff I get really frustrated at not having chunks of time to do during term time - I'm really happy to have a week to get it all done and out of the way.

LuvMyBoyz Mon 17-Feb-14 06:08:07

Are you starting now, HalfSpam? This is normal get-up time! At least have a lie-in and watch some Winter Olympics.

VioletStar Mon 17-Feb-14 06:17:23

48 pieces of controlled assessment; 60 pieces of year 8 homework; generate data, data, data. Oh and keep two dc entertained/ bribed with tv and video games. This is why I tell DH that I'm not off work but just working from home. Plus an MA module - but that's my choice! Will I be done by Thursday?

petalpower Mon 17-Feb-14 07:41:02

I started work at 6am yesterday as well HalfSpam. All my assessment data is stored on the school cloud so I needed uninterrupted time when the internet wasn't going to go down. Only way to ensure that is to work really early before any other family computers are switched on. I managed to get most of it done by 9am. Just the rest of my work to do now. I agree that it's the sort of jobs that you don't have time to do during term time.

mediawhore Mon 17-Feb-14 07:49:47

Coursework marking (50 students), but their work is all online so it's not bad to do.

11 mock exams.

Planning for first week back (actually only 4 lessons as done the rest last week).

Maybe writing sow if I can be bothered, otherwise I will do it in gained time later on.

Not too bad really.

toomuchicecream Mon 17-Feb-14 08:28:39

30 homework projects to mark, all planning for next week, update my section of VLE plus a few tidying up bits. Have made a start - sharpened all the pencils from my classroom smile

MiaWallace Mon 17-Feb-14 09:01:05

30 reports to write.

30 pieces of writing to mark and assess for new half term targets.

Planning for next half term to be submitted by the weekend.

A day in school taking down displays and backing boards for new topic.

Marking end of half term maths tests.

Littlefish Mon 17-Feb-14 09:06:04

I went in yesterday for 5 hours to put up 2 wall displays and do a bit of a sort out.

I also have to:
Update 60 learning journeys (foundation stage)
Complete 60 EYFS profiles
Fill in assessment sheets for 60 children
Next half term's planning
First week back planning
Staffing rotas for summer term
Induction packs for new children starting after Easter

Not quite sure yet how I'm going to get it all done....

knitknack Mon 17-Feb-14 09:11:27

43 controlled assessments, writing a NEW controlled assessment (thanks gove) planning a new y8 sow, marking three sets of books, planning around 16 GCSE lessons....

I already know I won't get it all done :D

MillyMoo1113 Mon 17-Feb-14 09:13:42

Planning for first week back, phonics, literacy, numeracy, plus planning theme for the half term

Analyse whole school assessment data

Type up a load of pupil interview stuff for report to slt

Npqml module and associated work

Plan two staff meetings I have to deliver

Figure out props and costumes for key stage performance in five weeks time

Going in Thursday morning to change a working wall, mark two sets of books, and change small world area plus bribing dd to come with me to paint props...

As someone said up thread, thank chuff for minecraft!!

Suppose I should get out of bed and make a start....

DuckandCat Mon 17-Feb-14 09:13:50

-finish assessments in time for progress meetings in the first week back
- try to get a head of next half-terms planning
- write 30 termly reports
- some curriculum management bits
- possibly put up a display (not sure if TA did this on the last day, as I work part-time.

Annoyingly DD is unwell so I can't put her in nursery as I had hoped. Hopefully she'll be better and able to go tomorrow or Wednesday.

Happy half-term everyone hmm

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