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You must give teachers with leadership responsibilities, such as subject leaders, a 'reasonable' amount of non-contact time. Find out the rules here, and see advice on how much time to give.
Planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time
We outline essential information on planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time in just one page. You can also download a copy of this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
PPA time: asking teachers to plan cover lessons
There is no requirement for teachers to plan their own cover lessons. Understand how to manage planning for cover lessons with guidance on making alternative arrangements.
PPA time: rules and eligibility
Under the STPCD, you must provide eligible teachers with guaranteed planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time. Read the rules on what you must provide here, and which teachers are eligible for PPA time.
PPA time: scheduling and organising
Know the rules on scheduling planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time to make sure you're compliant, and learn whether teachers must be compensated if they miss their allocated PPA time.
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