Tags: teacher workload investigation


The 2/3 challenge: is it possible to have a work-life balance as a full time teacher?

Moving jobs in September gives me the chance to try to improve my work-life balance. The European Working Time Directive limits the legal working week to 48 hours per week, averaged over 17 weeks. My average working week for the past nine years was well over 70 hours in term time, putting me above the limit even if I did no work at all in the holidays. How much of what I do is above and beyond the basic requirements of the job? Is it possible to be a good teacher without exceeding the directive? Collapse )