The School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document of 1996, like its predecessors for many years, states that "a teacher shall be available to perform ... duties ... specified by the headteacher for 1,265 hours in any school year". It continues, "A teacher shall ... work such additional hours as may be needed to enable him to discharge effectively his professional duties, including, in particular, the marking of pupils' work, the writing of reports on pupils and the preparation of lessons, teaching material and teaching programmes".
For a headteacher the only reference to working hours is that "a headteacher shall be entitled to a break of reasonable length during the course of each school day". I can't remember the last uninterrupted lunchtime I had.
Headteacher, St Matthew's C E School
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