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Directed Time

Directed time is when teachers are directed by their head teacher to be at work and available for work. Find out more on how to win on directed time in your workplace.

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Workload reduction toolkit

One of the ways reps have managed to win on workload has been through the use of the DfE toolkit, an online resource developed in consultation with the education unions and Ofsted.

Advice

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Directed time advice for governors

The National Education Union is campaigning to ensure that all teachers have a negotiated directed time calendar and that workload conversations happen with all staff this summer term.

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Life Balance for Teachers - Model Policy

All teachers, including head teachers are entitled to enjoy a reasonable work/life balance. This policy is designed to ensure that all teachers are able to balance their working lives with their other commitments.

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Flexible working

Your rights to ask for flexible working, i.e. a change in your terms and conditions relating to the hours you work, the times you work or whether you work at home for all or part of the week. You are encouraged to take informal steps before using the statutory procedure.

Stressed School Teacher Advice
Workload and working time

The purpose of this advice is to summarise teachers’ conditions of service, as set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

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Fixed-term contracts

The legal definitions of fixed-term or temporary contracts and what steps members should take if they believe that they have been treated less favourably or denied a permanent contract in breach of the fixed-term contract regulations.

Blog

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DfE Workload Survey 2019

The DfE is making much of their efforts to reduce the workload of teachers; their 2019 Workload Survey (TWS) report shows a drop in reported working hours of teachers compared to the TWS 2016.

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