exactly!Definitely before - as if the holiday doesn't exist. We have far too may other jobs to do during hols to be preparing lesson requests too, not to mention the fact that we may choose to take the whole week / 2 weeks off....! (obviously different for the summer - we usually get requests on the "INSET" day(s) for the first week....)
Even as a full time tech I would have said no to that.I'm term-time only plus inset days so all requests have to come in well prior to the last day of term! Why does biology always seem to want a class set of hears, fish-heads or agar plates for P1 first day back? Not going to happen.