Organising working time and breaks

  • Part-time staff: attending INSET days and meetings
    Understand guidance around a part-time staff member attending meetings, including parents' evening and training events such as INSET days. See the rules for teachers and support staff, and read union advice.
  • Part-time teachers' working time
    Get to grips with the rules on working time for part-time teachers and be clear on their employment conditions under the STPCD. Use our template to make a case to change a part-time teacher’s working hours or days.
  • Rest breaks for support staff
    Understand your requirements around allowing support staff rest breaks. Find out what to do about pay if support staff members work through their break.
  • Rest breaks for teachers
    Find out what breaks your teachers are entitled to, and read guidance from the DfE, ASCL and expert HR providers.
  • Staff meetings: guidance
    Make the most of meetings with your whole-staff workforce by carefully considering their purpose. Find out how you can reduce the impact on their workload and understand the rules on the frequency of meetings.