Training is to be provided by EA to all school principals on 10,17 and 24 September 2020. This was confirmed in a letter to School Principal from Sara Long, Chair of the Teachers Negotiating Committee (TNC) Management Side on 28 August 2020.

As negotiated by NEU along with colleague sin the NITC, until individual time budgets are in place, no teacher should be directed to work more than 32.4 hours in a single week, and it has been agreed that each working day since 31 July 2020 is deemed as 6.5 hours and deducted from the 1265 annual hours maximum.

Please also note that teachers can be directed to carry out duties from home or school.

What you should do:

  • Share this information with NEU teaching colleagues.
  • Note the revised deadline of 30 October.
  • Share the NEU Check-list, advice and Flow Chart with teaching colleagues
  • Keep a ‘tally’ of days worked from 1 August (deemed 6.5 hours allocation per day).
  • Make sure they know now (not 30 October), which 195 days they are required to work, and whether their allocation is correct*.

* Monitor if the school has “missed” or not recorded any days that you have worked – for example, Exam result days, August INSET days, or Saturday sports for those contracted to work them.

If you have any concerns please contact us.

Northern Ireland
Letter to schools Directed Time budgets - transitional arrangements

Teachers' salaries and conditions of service committee (schools) management side letter to principals. 

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland - Time budget flowchart

Teachers' time budget flow chart - your time-budget summary of checks you should do.

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland - Time budget guidance

NEU-NI checklist for Time Budgeting Your Time-Budget - summary of checks you should do.