Musical extras mean no lunchtime

16th March 2001 at 00:00
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

Upton, Chester

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