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PPA time: using support staff for cover

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updated on 18 June 2018
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It's up to your headteacher to decide if support staff have the necessary skills to cover PPA time. Read on to find out what you should consider when using support staff to supervise classes.

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  1. 1 Support staff can cover classes during PPA time
  2. 2 Regular PPA cover
  3. 3 HLTAs delivering lessons to cover PPA time
  4. 4 Staff/pupil ratios: what you should consider

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