What time does the lesson start? (Lazy French workers?)
(forgot this one earlier).
Ok so lessons in both my schools regularly (as in normally) start at least 5 minutes late in the morning/after both recreation/after lunch, so lets say these children are loosing 1 hour and 40 minutes a week (the teachers of course GAINING this time in coffee break). Although VERY VERY frequently its nearer 10 minutes and sometimes 15. And this is the time the bell goes, I'm not even gonna think about the time it then takes for the children to get in and settled, but, put it this way, at least one of my classes misses about a third of their allocated English time every week.
So anyway almost every day there is this big "oh which teachers are on duty today?" thing where the lucky ones sat up in the warm staffroom then crack all these hilarious (err not) jokes about what time the bell will go (as in moaning about those who do it on time...not, as you might think, those who decide breaktime should be longer).
This Friday morning the bell went at 9 o clock. On the dot. As it should be no?
You would not believe the bitching that breaktime; apparently it was "not even 9 o clock" but seriously if it wasn't it was like one minute off and that doesn't even begin to make up for the wasted time every other day of the school year.
Oh and they try to blame me because the headteacher is like "oh they have allocated time for English so we can't have too long a break". THEY HAVE ALLOCATED TIME FOR SCHOOOOOOOOL! And seriously like an hour and a half for lunch is ENOUGH.
I do wonder how these teachers would cope in a different job/different country ... maybe they should go on strike over these on-time starts eh? ;-)
Ok. Rant over.