Last reviewed on 23 May 2022
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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.

Teachers employed under the STPCD

The School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) sets out the terms of employment for certain teachers.

Days when the teacher usually works

On any day that a part-time teacher usually works, they can be required to undertake work that is "beyond that specified in the school's timetabled teaching week", as long as it's within their allocated directed time (page 84, section 3, paragraph 84).

However, part-time teachers should not have a greater proportion of their directed time allocated outside their normal sessions than full-time teachers do (section 3, paragraph 86).

When arranging meetings or other activities outside school sessions, try to avoid situations where part-time teachers are subject to directed time either side of a period when they're not required to be available for work.

Find out more about directed time in another article from Key Leaders.