If you have a church school in your patch then you add some points to the total job workload equation
If you don't happen to have a church school in your patch but have non-church schools
You just happen to be involved there doing assemblies, RE coordination and perhaps even act as a member of the governing body then you award yourself:
NIL POINTS (all a bit Eurovision this isn't it?).
Yes indeedy folks, that's right - NIL POINTS!
Now one of my colleagues who was chair of governors at one school and was engaged in doing assemblies in four or five schools did all of this as part of their 'out of hours interest'. Turns out this isn't part of their job at all - it was their hobby!
Another of colleagues (who rarely went into the local church school for assemblies and was more often than not missing from governor's meeting) who had church schools in their patch had more points (and points could mean posts when reorganisation comes a knocking) with less real engagement in the school or the community that that role should have brought.
All seems a bit wrong when we start legislating for what is part of the job in such a way as we make pastoral and missional engagement something that is other than the clergy role doesn't it? But that's what we are apparently faced with (and that is a real ..... [insert you own word - I'm lost for one]!).
So here's a hint for all those who read this and find they have non church schools in your area - doing them is not, apparently, part of the pastoral or parochial ministry associated with the church, it's merely your hobby.
And, if you don't fancy schools ministry then all you need to do is avoid those with church schools in and you're sorted - all the others are merely a potential hobby and (of course) that's 'just not your calling' is it?
Simple? (Well some people obviously are!!!)
*If you don't know about the Golgafrinchams, can I suggest you read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?