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    Directed Time

    How many hours you should be at work and available for work. Calculate directed time for your workplace.

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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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    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.

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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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    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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    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.

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    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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    Out of school hours activities

    guidance on the pay and conditions implications of teachers’ participation in out-of-school-hours learning activities.

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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.

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    Teachers’ Working Hours

    NEU comment on the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) study showing that teachers work the longest hours.