Hello all, I just received my contact, (I'm an NQT who started in Sep), and, despite trying my best, I cannot work out the hours of work. It states: You are employed to work full time based on 27.5 hours.... Now I know it's in the statutory pay and conditions document that we are available for 1265 hours of directed time over 195 days. We are a special school so the hours are slightly shorter, (9-3.15 for the students), and we have 2 hours of directed time for meetings etc twice a week. But it still doesn't work out! Thanks for your help.