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help needed about covering absent teachers

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by tardis, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. tardis

    tardis New commenter


    I am at my wits end hence this post. I took a fixed term contract at an academy and am effectively employed by them and not an agency. They all knew my timetable was pretty light but the workload has proved to be horrendous because of SLT not managing the previous teachers who had had the classes. I had been enjoying the job until a few weeks ago. Nearly every week I am now on cover. I thought because of rarely cover rules that this was only to be given to staff in exceptional circumstances. Can someone please advise me as I have no idea what to do. Thanks
  2. purplecarrot

    purplecarrot Senior commenter

    If you have flex in your timetable then you can be used for cover for some of those lessons.
    PPA can't be used for cover unless it's rarely cover eg. I was used for rarely cover after an accident that closed the main dual carriageway near school and lots of staff were an hour late.
  3. tardis

    tardis New commenter

    Thanks a lot. Your answer helps purplecarrot

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