Hi, I wonder if anyone knows what percentage of an HLTA's hours are for cover? I think this is quite a grey area but wondered if anyone had any ideas. I am an HLTA paid at H5 and regularly cover throughout KS1, much of the cover is in my Yr 1 class covering for NQT courses and time. When I'm not covering a teacher I am based in Year 1. I understand my role was described as covering 'for short term absence' of teachers but did not appreciate quite how much cover I would be doing. I can honestly say I have the Year 1 class on my own more than the NQT and that is without the additional cover elsewhere. On average I cover about 4 sessions (morning/afternoon) a week. When the NQT has the class I support, when I have the class I am on my own. Is this what others do?