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Last reviewed on 22 February 2021
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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 days.

How to calculate pro-rata working hours 

For teachers employed under the STPCD 

The pro-rata percentage of the school’s timetabled teaching week for which a part-time teacher is employed at your school is calculated using the timetabled teaching week of a full-time classroom teacher.  

This percentage is then used to determine the pro-rata proportion of a full-time teacher’s pay to which a part-time teacher is entitled.

This is set out on pages 72 to 73, paragraph 42 of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD). There’s an example of how to calculate these figures in paragraph 43. 

Academies not following the STPCD 

As you may define the week differently, you should seek advice from your HR provider.

Rules on working hours 

This section sets out guidance for teachers employed under the STPCD.


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