You are here:

PPA time: scheduling and organising

Ref: 1569
Last updated on 18 December 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
In-depth article
How do schools manage PPA time? We look at the rules on scheduling planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time and whether teachers must be compensated if they miss their allocated PPA time. We also relay advice from experts and teaching schools on organising PPA time.

Article tools


  1. 1 Rules on scheduling
  2. 2 Teachers missing PPA time
  3. 3 Shortened weeks
  4. 4 Advice on organising
  5. 5 Case studies

Article features

  • 7 external links

More from The Key

CPD Toolkit video image 800x450

CPD Toolkit from The Key

From easy-to-digest 15-minute briefings to ready-made presentations and handouts, we’ve got everything you need to confidently deliver high-impact in-school training.

Download two resources as part of your trial:

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.