STEPS INVOLVED IN TIMETABLE PREPARATION AT SECONDARY AND SENIOR SECONDARY STAGES

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Timetable preparation in secondary schools

A secondary school timetable consists of three major components which themselves can be the bases of separate timetables, namely: teachers, classes or teaching groups, and classrooms. At this stage, there are different subject teachers teaching each class. Therefore, there has to be a formal timetable for all the three components, i.e., the teachers, the classes and the classrooms. The steps involved will be:

Step 1: List the number of teaching rooms, etc. in the school. Sample of table is given below

 

ROOMS NUMBERS LIMITING FACTORS
Classrooms
Laboratories
Workshops
Outdoor teaching areas
Gymnasium
Library (if classes are held there)
School garden
School hall

 

Step 2: Note any limiting factors, e.g. the teaching space can only accommodate half a class, cannot be used for academic work or examination or can only be used for certain types of lessons.

Step 3: List the number of teaching subjects and identify it as either core or optional. A core subject is one that all pupils must study; an optional subject is one that a pupil can opt to study. Sample of table is given below

SUBJECT CORE OPTIONAL

 

Step 4: Ensure that the time allotments prescribed by the authority are adhered to. Perhaps the most common pattern is 40-minute teaching periods, and 8 periods per day and 40 periods in a week.

Step 5: List your teachers by name and subject. Include the classes to be covered and the expected teaching loads. Note any teacher’s shortages or surpluses.

NAME  TEACHING SUBJECTS no. Of period LOAD

 Area with teacher’s shortages:  Surpluses

Step 6: Collect data on pupils preferences in optional subjects, and modify in terms of Step 5.

Step 7: After Collecting all the information prepare the timetable class wise and teachers wise. Try to use Short name for the teachers (for example Rajesh Kumar Dey can be used as RKD) and Short name for the subject (For Example Science can be represent as Sc).

Formate For Class Routine

PERIOD HRP 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
TIMINGS 8:10 – 8:25 8 : 25 – 9:05 9:05 – 9:45 9:45 – 10:25 10:25 – 11:05 11:05 – 11: 25 11:25 – 12:05 12:05 – 12:45 12:45 – 1:25 1:25 – 2:05
MON CLASS 7 RKD/MATHS KDI/HINDI APR/SSC MDI/SC BREAK 3L VTG/ENG RKD/MATHS APR/SSC
TUE RKD/MATHS KDI/HINDI MDI/SC 3L ANR/VA VTG/ENG RKD/MATHS APR/SSC
WED RKD/MATHS KDI/HINDI APR/SSC MDI/SC 3L VTG/ENG APR/SSC RLR/MUSIC
THU RKD/MATHS KDI/HINDI APR/SSC MDI/SC ANR/VA VTG/ENG AJR/ICT WE
FRI RKD/MATHS KDI/HINDI APR/SSC MDI/SC VTG/ENG VTG/ENG MDI/SC JKS/GAMES
PERIOD HRP 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
TIMINGS 8:10 – 8:25 8 : 25 – 9:05 9:05 – 9:45 9:45 – 10:25 10:25 – 11:05 11:05 – 11: 25 11:25 – 12:05 12:05 – 12:45 12:45 – 1:25 1:25 – 2:05
MON CLASS 8 SAR/CIVICS RKD/PHY RKD/MATHS 3L BREAK SIN/ENG SIN/LIB RSA/HINDI AJR/ICT
TUE SAN/HIST SHN/CHEM RKD/MATHS ANR/VA SIN/ENG RSA/HINDI MDI/BIO JKS/GAMES
WED APR/GEO RKD/PHY RKD/MATHS 3L SIN/ENG RSA/HINDI RKD/MATHS MDI/BIO
THU SAR/CIVICS SHN/CHEM RKD/MATHS ANR/VA SIN/ENG RSA/HINDI MDI/BIO RLR/MUSIC
FRI SAN/HIST APR/GEO RKD/MATHS 3L SIN/ENG SIN/ENG RSA/HINDI WE

Formate for Teachers Routine

TIMINGS 8:10 – 8:25 8 : 25 – 9:05 9:05 – 9:45 9:45 – 10:25 10:25 – 11:05 11:05 – 11: 25 11:25 – 12:05 12:05 – 12:45 12:45 – 1:25 1:25 – 2:05
MON VTG ENG/6 ENG/5 BREAK ENG/7
TUE ENG/6 ENG/5 ENG/7 ENG/6
WED ENG/6 ENG/5 ENG/7  LIB/5
THU ENG/6 ENG/5 ENG/7
FRI ENG/6 ENG/5 ENG/7 ENG/7
SAT LIB/6 LIB/7
PERIOD HRP 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
TIMINGS 8:10 – 8:25 8 : 25 – 9:05 9:05 – 9:45 9:45 – 10:25 10:25 – 11:05 11:05 – 11: 25 11:25 – 12:05 12:05 – 12:45 12:45 – 1:25 1:25 – 2:05
MON KDI UKG/B HINDI/7 HINDI/6 BREAK HINDI/4
TUE HINDI/7 HINDI/6 UKG/B HINDI/4
WED UKG/B HINDI/7 HINDI/6 HINDI/4
THU HINDI/7 UKG/B HINDI/4 HINDI/6
FRI UKG/B HINDI/7 HINDI/4 HINDI/6
SAT HINDI/6

Step 8: Verify school routine again before distributing it.

 

 

 

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I am working in the field of education for more than 15 years. I teach Math. Presently I'm Working as the vice principal in reputed School.

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