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Part time hours. 0.5 fte

Discussion in 'Part-time and job share' started by the apprentice, May 3, 2016.

  1. the apprentice

    the apprentice New commenter

    long time no posting on here,and haven't things changed! But hoping that everyone is as happy to help as when l last logged on...2or3 years ago!
    My hours at nursery may be increased from 1 day to 2 and a half days. 0.5 fte. The contract has apparently been set up already with no discussion although the head is going to speak to me tomorrow. Our sessions are 3 hours long ,but when on supply l claim 3.15 or 6.30 for a day. I'm in school for over an hour extra each time I'm in and realise this is "professional. But my question is the head has said the contract is for 16 hours which means l am missing .15 ( 15 mins per week) Is this right? Can she just say 0.5 is 16 hours? Don't want to cause a fuss over an hour a month but l would prefer to have the money than not! My role is PPA / SEN cover so no additional staff meetings etc. Hope someone can help. Thanks
  2. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    Normally, the calculation of the fte is done by dividing (your teaching hours + timetabled non-contact time) by (the total teaching hours in the school timetable). So if that's 15 hours for you, and the school timetable is 25 hours, that would be 0.6. However if they're working off a nursery timetable of 30 hours, 15/30 is 0.5. I'm not sure whether the issue of nursery hours being longer than the rest of the school has been resolved - you might want to ask your union about that. And make sure you've checked whether your 2.5 days includes the PPA time.
    Suppose your contract is 0.5. Your directed time is then 0.5x1265 hours, which is about 16.2 hours a week. Any directed extra before/after session time and meetings come out of that.
  3. the apprentice

    the apprentice New commenter

    That's very helpful. Thank you very much. I spoke to the head today and also contacted pay roll. Apparently, a teachers week is 32 hours, so half is 16 hours'.
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Hope you enjoy the extra time! And the fact that they are increasing your hours does show how much they appreciate you.

    Best wishes


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