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NQT being asked to cover lessons?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by lquin92, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. lquin92

    lquin92 New commenter

    It is my 3rd day as an NQT and I have just been given a 2nd lesson to cover for someone who is absent in place of a free period.
    My HoD wasn’t sure if I am allowed to do that as I am her first NQT in the department.
    Is this allowed?
    By the way, I don’t have an issue with it as such, just want to know where I stand on this.
  2. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    Teachers should not be asked to cover for colleagues' absence.
    pepper5 likes this.
  3. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    I believe that some of your time should be protected as NQT time, and you shouldn't be interrupted during it. Other times you can be asked to cover. A decent school would have a 'rarely cover' policy.
    JohnJCazorla and pepper5 like this.

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