DOI link for Curricular Responsibilities
Curricular Responsibilities book
Very few primary teachers are just concerned with what is going on in their own classrooms and, if they were, that would surely be to their detriment. Most teachers will be given additional responsibility for specific areas of the curriculum or school life, which obviously raises a number of issues, not least how to find the time. Different schools will have very different expectations of curriculum coordinators, as will individual members of staff, so you will need to find ways to balance the needs of the school, the needs of your colleagues, the needs of the children and most importantly, your own needs. This section covers:
12 Managing time 13 Coordinating a curriculum area 14 Covering the National Curriculum 15 Ensuring progression and continuity 16 Extra-curricular activities 17 Getting the most from In-Service Training (INSET) 18 Offering In-Service Training (INSET) 19 Communicating with colleagues 20 Policies and schemes of work 21 Making learning processes meaningful to children 22 Planning a new topic
No matter how efficient you are, any teacher could end up working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This chapter suggests some ideas to help you make the best use of your time so that you can do what you need to do for your class and still have enough time for yourself at the end of the day. It may help preserve your sanity too!