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HT wants us to carry out one-plan meetings with SENDCo and parents in PPA

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by kltether, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. kltether

    kltether New commenter

    Hi all,

    Our new HT wants us to carryout One-Plan meetings with the SENDCo and the parents during our PPA time. This would mean giving up 4 hours for me as I have 4 children who require a One-Plan. I know that this is not right but just want some clarity as I intend to say no to this but know that it will rock the boat!
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  2. install

    install Star commenter

    Union -re your 'ppa' time. Get the ht to put the request via email for clarity. They may back off at that point - but they may still try their arm.

    Still,.naughty of the ht. And no doubt,. if it happens once it means they will get you to do it again and again in 'ppa' time . Hopefully, your Union will advise on the wording to use in response to the ht's request to save you saying 'no' without any backup for fear of retribution. :cool:
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2018
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  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    As said above - Union ASAP. Thin end of the wedge...
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  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Are you working on STPCD conditions? If so STPCD is clear, you cannot be directed by the HT to do anything during your PPA time.

    Guaranteed planning and preparation time

    52.5. All teachers who participate in the teaching of pupils are entitled to reasonable periods of Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time as part of the 1265 hours referred to in paragraph 51.5 or pro rata equivalent (as the case may be) to enable the discharge of the professional responsibilities of teaching and assessment. PPA time must be provided in units of not less than half an hour during the school’s timetabled teaching week and must amount to not less than 10% of the teacher’s timetabled teaching time. A teacher must not be required to carry out any other duties during the teacher’s PPA time.
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  5. drek

    drek Star commenter

    And therein lies some of the problems behind teacher shortages....
    This 10% of teaching time is given to all teachers.
    But let's be honest...a teacher teaching 23 hours with 2 hours for planning a heavily academised curriculum, a teacher with hard core persistent behaviour offenders, a teacher with the majority of the SEND issues and pp stidents, no adult support for these children apart from after school irrelevant and self glorifying 'training' sessions and the most abused terms: 'differentiate' and 'repeat behaviour policy'......is it really a fair division of labour when they then direct how you should use your planning time? Absolutely not.....
    It's atrocious......
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  6. install

    install Star commenter

    And wouldn't 2 hrs ppa be less than 10% if their teaching time is 23hrs.anyway ?
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