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How much extracurricular?

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DorothyL Thu 09-Mar-17 20:29:54

How much do you think a teacher should offer in terms of clubs/interventions/trips etc?

Asking because I feel that with the normal teaching load plus family life I have quite enough to do, but is that not doing my job properly?

Theimpossiblegirl Thu 09-Mar-17 20:58:43

Interventions during teaching time, trips during normal hours, a club for half a term or a term in a year is plenty. Less is fine, more is above and beyond.

No-one can insist on you doing clubs or trips, but as long as they are not in your PPA, break or lunchtime, interventions may be expected. That said, it's bloody hard to deliver interventions when you have a class to teach.

Dreamanddream Thu 09-Mar-17 21:18:19


Interventions done in school time by appropriate member of staff.

I want to do the best job I can, which means concentrating on my job and being firm about saying no to the extra stuff that distracts from this.

PumpkinPie2016 Thu 09-Mar-17 21:25:37

At my school (secondary) we have people who do interventions during school hours.

Virtually every one does after school revision/Easter holiday revision - this is unpaid and so completely voluntary but very few people refuse.

Clubs are purely voluntary and not every one does a club. I do one with a colleague - I enjoy it so I don't mind.

I don't think people should be made to feel bad if they can't do clubs etc - not everyone's circumstances permit it.

noblegiraffe Fri 10-Mar-17 18:29:30

None unless they want to. It should absolutely not be an expectation.

Boiled7Up Fri 10-Mar-17 19:02:04

Extra-curriculars: entirely personal choice, should not be dictated

Interventions: surely carried out during teaching time anyway?

Trips: hassle but will do 2 or 3 a year (budget cuts will mean less anyway). Overnights and weeks away purely out of choice.

chosenone Fri 10-Mar-17 19:16:48

In our school the PE staff do an enormous amount and their dept is fantastic and achieve in so many areas locally and nationally. Our Arts depts similarly do a number of shows and concerts through the year. A number of staff offer other clubs that amount to once a week shared amongst the dept. Debating clubs, science club, latin, and a plethora of revision, intetvention sessions. We are paid extra for funning Easter sessions.

FartnissEverbeans Fri 17-Mar-17 04:01:30

I work in a private international school and a certain amount of extracurricular is a requirement. We also have to attend lots of after-school events - concerts etc.

It's a pain but I understand that our school has to market itself a certain way and all our jobs depend on the money we make. So I just suck it up.

When I was in the state sector I occasionally ran extracurricular activities that I enjoyed and thought would be beneficial to the children. Also did lots of revision sessions at exam time.

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