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Advice needed...

Discussion in 'Primary' started by lavellej1, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. lavellej1

    lavellej1 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I was hoping you could help me. Are there any restrictions on entering my classroom during my PPA time should I need to collate any evidence, gather books to mark etc? Thanks for your support

    John
     
  2. bumblebee14

    bumblebee14 New commenter

    I’m always popping in and out to get different books, pens etc
     
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  3. MsOnline

    MsOnline Occasional commenter

    Generally it's better to be organised for PPA. It can cause disruption to pop in and out - to both the covering teacher and class. Actually, the teacher might be a bit annoyed.

    I'd say be prepared so you don't need to.
     
  4. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Your school may well have a policy on this.

    I think professional courtesy demands that you keep disruptions to an absolute minimum.
     
  5. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    Its entirely between you and the teacher working in there. At that point it is their classroom not yours, so you would need their permission, preferably freely given, not coerced under duress.
     
  6. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    Occasionally would be fine, (we all forget things),but not constant interruptions.
     
  7. celago22

    celago22 Established commenter

    It doesn't really bother me if the actual teacher comes in, infact most do, usually to collect books, resources etc. What bothers me is when they tell me what I should be doing or what not to do with a certain child. I'm the teacher for that moment and I do things my own way.
     
  8. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Yes! This! I might even be bug gering up a situation and being completely incompetent for that few moments, but I really don't need someone who is 'popping in to get a couple of books' to tell me how to do it right.
     
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  9. lavellej1

    lavellej1 New commenter


    Just to be clear...I’m not interfering or telling anybody what to do and wouldn’t cross that professional boundary. I’m just asking if their are any restrictions on retrieving books if needed from your classroom
     
  10. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    This will be a school level issue...you'll need to check there.
    But even if there aren't restrictions as such, it isn't very kind to your colleagues to pop in when they are teaching.
     
  11. lavellej1

    lavellej1 New commenter

    I appreciate that...I’ve worked as a HLTA myself before being a teacher and had teachers pop in from time to time to retrieve books etc as I understood that sometimes it’s unavoidable as you can never take everything you need out of the class for PPA...I’m unsure as to where the unkindness lies? Especially if there is a good working relationship.
     
  12. Lisa54321

    Lisa54321 Occasional commenter

    I'm always popping in and out of my classroom during ppa. Then again I am the deputy head of the school.

    Our staff can also take ppa off-site and at home. So not all staff pop in and out of classrooms but the ones who are on-site do. However, most take their ppa off-site.
     
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  13. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Given you have asked the question, there is clearly a problem somewhere.
     
  14. lavellej1

    lavellej1 New commenter

    There doesn’t always have to be a problem when asking advice...depends on your outlook and how we see things
     

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