I have not been into my classroom since the beginning of the holidays. I finished on Friday 15th July and then went in again on Monday 18th July to sort things out. I have not been in because my room is still being cleaned. Although I have not been into school, I have been working. Although the major thing I have been doing is relaxing as it is my holiday!!
However, I have been following a conversation on twitter that talks about “what are the expectations for teachers within the holidays?” the major points that came out of this are:
- The holidays are for Teachers- they shouldn’t have to do anything!!
- The holidays are for Teachers, although they should do a little in preparation
- The holidays are a time for teachers to continue working but at home
I have to admit that I agree with the first one. Teachers work hard all year round so they deserve to have this holiday in the middle of the summer.
Personally I have two more weeks then I am away on Holiday for 10 days and then it will be the beginning of the autumn term. This would mean that I would have had a total of 5 weeks away from school, and would have gone into school for a total of 5 preparation days (including the two teacher days).
Is this acceptable?