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Directed time: applying it in practice
How should we apply directed time? This article explains how to apply the principles of directed time and what activities, tasks and meetings are counted towards directed time. It looks at what to do if directed time is exceeded, as well as how directed time works in a PRU.
Directed time: entitlement to breaks
Find out what breaks your teachers are entitled to, how long they should be and the issues to bear in mind, with DfE, ASCL and expert guidance.
Directed time: organising the 1,265 hours
Understand the rules around directed time and download our directed time calculator to help you organise and allocate it for your staff. You’ll also find examples of directed time budgets from schools.
Introducing additional INSET days
Can we introduce additional INSET days? This article sets out guidance on introducing extra INSET days in maintained schools and academies. You will find advice from One Education on arranging an extra INSET day, and from ASCL on the practical implications of this for academies.
Lunch and breaktime supervision duties for staff
Can staff be required to supervise pupils at breaktimes? We outline guidance for teachers employed under the STPCD and for teachers employed under other terms and conditions, and look at requiring support staff to do breaktime supervision. We also look at rights to rest breaks including on trips.
Part-time staff: attending INSET days and meetings
Know whether you can make a part-time staff member attend meetings, including parent evenings, and training events, such as INSET days. See the rules for teachers and support staff, and whether you should pro-rata attendance.
Part-time teachers' working time
What are the rules on working time for part-time teachers? This article refers to statutory guidance on flexible working, and sets out the employment conditions for part-time teachers under the STPCD. It also looks at changing the days a teacher works.
Rest breaks for support staff
Know what rest breaks you are required to provide to your support staff with this article. You can also find out what to do about pay if support staff members work through their break.
SENCOs: teaching commitments
Do SENCOs have to teach classes? To answer this question we refer to the SEND Code of Practice and advice from nasen.
Staff meetings: schedules and agendas
You're not required to have a meeting schedule or agendas. However, it is good practice, and this article points to help with creating these documents and provides guidance on how frequently meetings can be held.
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