Organising working time and breaks

  • Part-time staff: attending INSET days and meetings
    Understand the guidance around a part-time staff member attending 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
    Find out 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, how long they should be and the issues to bear in mind, with DfE, ASCL and expert guidance.
  • 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.