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paternity leave - cover

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by jimmerpiscatoria, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. as a dad-to-be in the next month, i have opted to take paternity leave (one week only as cannot afford to lose the money). a fellow teacher recently had the full two weeks, and had to set cover work for all his lessons because the school wanted to cover internally rather than get a specialist in. this strikes me as being rather unfair, given that planning cover takes a good deal of time if done properly. where do i stand on this? are we as teachers required to set cover for the entire two weeks?
     
  2. as a dad-to-be in the next month, i have opted to take paternity leave (one week only as cannot afford to lose the money). a fellow teacher recently had the full two weeks, and had to set cover work for all his lessons because the school wanted to cover internally rather than get a specialist in. this strikes me as being rather unfair, given that planning cover takes a good deal of time if done properly. where do i stand on this? are we as teachers required to set cover for the entire two weeks?
     
  3. short but sweet! i figured it was up to the school, having checked other threads. will investigate further before the little nipper arrives.
     
  4. trinity0097

    trinity0097 New commenter

    We have someone who is about to go on paternity leave, he is sort of leaving work! He's leaving the topics resources for the specialist that we are getting in to do. There is also another teacher who is on the same topics etc left in school who the supply can work with if they want to.
     
  5. If medium term planning is done then let them plan the day to day stuff. It's what they'll get paid for!!
     
  6. It's what they'll get paid for

    not if they are cover supervisors
     
  7. I'm due to take my paternity in the first two weeks back in septemeber as my wife is due on 31st August...

    I've already been asked by other teachers if I'm leaving cover work, but I don't know... some people suggest I don't have to, some have said, other male teachers have left cover work, but I'm going to be busy enough over summer as it is tending to my wife!!

    Someone please tell me the schemes of work and bank of resources from the previous year are enough and I don't have to start re-inventing the wheel - so to speak!?!?
     
  8. i don't know the law, but women on maternity leave don't leave cover work....
     
  9. henriette

    henriette New commenter

    I would have thought so

    ...they do for the first week or so, until the replacement teacher gets a feel for teh classes
     

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