Hours of work
(March 2015) Work life balance can be a tricky path to walk, especially for teachers with ever increasing workloads!
You have a legal right to request flexible working hours for any reason and at any time under Part 6AA of the Employment Relations Act 2000. The principal must consider this request in good faith and can only refuseitfor one of the reasons listed in the Act.
(March 2015) Rest and meal breaks guide. Teaching can have a heavy and demandng workload. That's why it's important for your own health and safety - as well as your students' learning -that you have the opportunity to take regular breaks.
(August 2014) PPTA position in relation to advice presented by the School Trustees Association in its May 2014 STA News.
The item relates to the application of Clause 5. 1a.1(d) of the STCA.
The purpose of the clauses are to guarantee a minimum amount of time during the timetabled school week for individual teachers to undertake the types of duties identified in 5.1.1(a) to (c) or the duties for which they receive permanent units.
(July 2013) (July 2013) About time toolkit appendix 9: Sample timetable policy for area schools (School timetables, hours of work, non-contact)
(July 2013) About time toolkit appendix 10: Frequently asked questions (FAQs) - Secondary. (School timetables, hours of work, non-contact)