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PPA entitlements

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by hutchison_lj, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. hutchison_lj

    hutchison_lj New commenter

    Hi all

    I currently work full time and within this, job share a class 2.5 days a week and the rest of the time I have senco time and cover ppa- my headteacher has said I can have 1.5 hours a week ppa (not inclusive of Sen time) even though I am teaching these classes but I don’t plan for them. I do however do observations (eyfs) while covering.
    I’m not sure this is correct as I am contracted to full time. Can anyone help me out please?
    Many thanks
  2. TeacherMan19

    TeacherMan19 Occasional commenter

    So you have 1.5 hours a week I'm guessing because that's half the time a full time teacher would have and you're only teaching half the time.
    You already have allocated senco time.
    And the rest of the time you don't plan for those sessions.
    Eyfs obs are done during the time you are covering because they're in the moment. Maybe you'll have to do a little finishing off outside of lesson time hit this is normal for any teacher who is marking or whatever over break time.
    I don't know legal limits and what people are entitled to but it seems pretty fair on the face of it.
  3. phatsals

    phatsals Senior commenter

    You need to work out your actual teaching hours, ie, how many hours do your regular full time teachers do, excluding early morning work, etc. You don't exclude your ppa cover, that's still part of your teaching load and should be included.

    For 1.5hrs to be correct, your contact hours would be 15, you job share 2.5days, so unless your PPA class cover is .5 days a week you should be entitled to more.

    I had a H/T who tried the same until I put my foot down. I looked at it as being paid effectively 10% less than everyone else, or they were gaining 10% free teaching. Either way, I was losing out. Do your calculation, compare with colleagues time and present it to your H/T.
  4. hutchison_lj

    hutchison_lj New commenter

    I posted a reply but not sure where that went. My sen time is hit and miss whether I have it. So this is a breakdown of this week :

    Monday : maternity appt 9-11am then in class and lunch cover for the rest of the day. 10 minute lunch.

    Tuesday: in cover class all day

    Wednesday: ppa cover am then my class pm through to Friday.

    Is PPA entitlement based on contact time or time with my own class?
  5. hutchison_lj

    hutchison_lj New commenter

    My normal week would look something like:

    monday: forest school cover am and sen time pm

    Tuesday: ppa cover am

    Wednesday: ppa cover am then my class pm through Friday

    So realistically Tuesday pm is free
  6. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    One afternoon a week is about right for a full time teacher.
    Given you don't plan for half the week, I would say this sounds reasonably generous.
  7. TeacherMan19

    TeacherMan19 Occasional commenter

    I agree. I thought it was all good.
    But I'm not up on my entitlements as don't have a union or anything.

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