SECONDARY music teachers can put forward a special case for working shorter hours. As a head of music in a fairly large comprehensive school, I have to be in school before 8.30am to meet the instrumental teachers.
On two days of the week I spend lunchtime conducting orchestras.
I am also obliged to do two 20-minute duties, one f which takes away my only possible break.
I also have to oversee the collection of pound;16,000 in instrumental tuition fees during the year. This year we have also made a CD and staged a community concert.
I am paid extra for what I do - but it isn't enough.
Angela E Major
44 Appleton Road