If you work as a teacher, you might have very particular routines to which you daily adhere – perhaps out of a concern that, if you don’t, the entire day’s schedule could collapse. Still, how does your approach compare to that of other teaching staff?
For an answer to that question, it’s worth looking at the results of Simply Education’s study of the subject. The staffing agency queried its own teaching staff about their typical workday.
For Goodness Wake
When did the teaching staff wake up in the morning? 6:30am was typical, though staff could sometimes be up at 4am or stay slumbering until 7:45am. 84% didn’t skip breakfast, for which cereal was particularly popular. That was before a commute lasting, for 46% of the staff, 15-30 minutes.
Commuting time could vary significantly, however – from just 5 minutes right up to 90! Teaching days could be similarly varied in length, though 8:30am to 3:30pm tended to be the norm; the earliest start was 7:15am, while the latest finish was 7:30pm.
Teachers regularly added extra hours, though commonly no more than one, to their schedule. Stunningly, some staff regularly added five hours to a typical teaching day.
Teachers Earn Their Keep – And Their Sleep
Given all of this working, it’s reassuring to know that teaching staff at least still set aside time to relax. 72% of them spend such time watching TV, though socialising and physical exercising were also common pastimes recorded in Simply Education’s survey.
Usually, it wasn’t until 7pm that many of teachers had their dinner, though they could sometimes hold off until 9:30pm. That’s a mere hour before the staff would typically go to bed.
Teaching staff certainly earn their relaxing and sleeping time – and they can also switch jobs more easily with help from Simply Education, a company which operates across the UK.
See the breakdown below – and click for a larger image.