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lunch duty

Discussion in 'Primary' started by pinkjoana, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Is it widely acceptable for teachers to do lunch duty- supervising playground - instead of having lunch break? Teachers just seem to accept it and noone goes to staffroom at break either all work on in classroom. Thoughts please.
  2. chocolateworshipper

    chocolateworshipper Occasional commenter

    At my school, lunch break supervision is only done by lunch time supervisors (some of whom are also TAs)
  3. lardylegs

    lardylegs Occasional commenter

    Oh, ***!!! No lunch duty, not no time, not ever.
    You are not required to do ANYTHING in your lunch hour (that includes IEP meetings, by the way). You are free to leave the building, go to town, go for a run, go to the pub (return sober, though, like I always do...). Anyone who asks you to do ANYTHING in your lunch break is not adhering to your terms and conditons of employment. DON'T DO IT!!!

    Tell them you will be seeking Union Advice. That soon sends them scuttling back under their stones.
  4. Rights Conferred - all Teachers

    Overarching rights

    <ol style="list-style-type:none;">[*]
    63.1 No teacher may be required to work on any Saturday, Sunday or public
    holiday unless their contract of employment expressly provides for this.

    <u>63.2 No teacher may be required under their contract of employment as a
    teacher to undertake midday supervision.

    </ol> page 114


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