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PPA - Just curious!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by claire810, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    Yes, but the elements of the day which are not teaching time cannot be classed as PPA.
  2. WolfPaul

    WolfPaul Occasional commenter

    Sorry, misread what you said, curlygirly. I get it now!
  3. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    No and it isn't counted as such but the 6 hours ate. The school day is 6 hours long i( in theory) but only 5 of those hours are teaching time. However on ppa days teachers get 6 hours non contact because they're off school premises. The 4x 15 minutes assembly are a token gesture. It means staff get some precious non contact in the normal school day.
  4. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    no problem. It wasn't particulary clear. I have holiday brain.
  5. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    lucky them..we dont. We are expected to be in every assembly,,,and we only get ppa time once we have registered the children....and we still have to be back to see them off the property
    So if lucky we get 2 hours....and then interuptions due to advisors entering or lead teachers.
  6. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    I think that's counterproductive. I know how much work I can get done if I have an uninterrupted day (chance would be a fine thing). Everyone benefits if teachers get their ppa entitlement.
  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    rofl.....hahahaah.......well this head dont give it..........( no i shall refrain from any indendu) lol
    also a daily briefing in the staffroom every morning dont help either!
  8. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    Mr cg has that. He still rarely has a clue what's going on because of **** communication.
  9. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    in our if you4 late you have to stand on the outside...so i stil havent a clue i have o ask someone...........life was so much easier when i was just a daily supply![​IMG]
  10. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    we have a 2 week PPA timetable which rotates staff between PPA morning and afternoon and equalises a KS2 timetable with 3h 35m morning and 1h 45m afternoon. Every year there are intense and wasteful discussions about Bank Holidays, Friday end of terms and INSET days.
  11. We do sometimes miss our PPA on a Friday afternoon, but then we get our birthday off, a Xmas shopping day and a "I think you've had enough" day every now and again!
  12. bluesgreens

    bluesgreens New commenter

    Do most people get all of their weekly PPA in one chunk then? At my school we have one hour a week that is fixed and always at the same time (a specialist covers), then the other one hour thirty mins is given at all different times and varies from week to week. We do all get exactly the same though.
  13. paulie86

    paulie86 New commenter

    Ours are fixed into the timetable in hour and a quarter blocks. Two of mine are PPA and I am never taken for cover the third is an additional non-contact and I can be used for cover. My class are with a qualifiied subject specialist teacher in this time. If the subject teacher is not in then other people wil cover in their non-contacts, then a supply brought in. All standard classroom teachers get 2 PPA slots 2.5 hours worth and a non-coontact of 1.25. Usually spread out over the week,but can end up in a long block.

  14. Why does it vary from week to week? Who covers for you during this?
  15. Mine is usually on a Monday but lost it this week due to the bank holiday....everyone else is gettin theirs though!
  16. delilah2007

    delilah2007 New commenter

    Do most schools provide somewhere that you can work uninterupted (Sp?) during your PPA?
  17. We were able to incorporate a specific room with our refurbishment. Previously one end of the staff room was designate 'work' area. Staff had a day a fortnight & if it fell on a course day or bank holiday, it was 'paid back' at a time convenient to both staff & school. If staff can see they are respected & their entitled time is valued, you get a huge amount of work from them!
  18. You're entitled to 10% of your teaching time irreaspective of when it's timetabled. Therefore if it's scheduled for a Monday that is a BH, then the head should make arrangements for it to be re-imetabled for that week. It's a legal requirement so ask for it.
  19. While we're on the subject of PPA, can anyone tell me which regulation states that we only plan for the lessons we teach. My PPA cover is changing from a teacher to an HLTA who states that she is not supposed to plan. I know that we are not supposed to plan for PPA but just wanted the actual regulation to quote to stay on firm ground.
  20. As HLTA I cover PPA throughout school. Our teachers have recently been given PPA in mornings rather than afternoons, and have all be given back PPA time owed from September to December, as it appears they were not being given their allocated time. I cover the morning delivering lessons I have planned. No planning is left for PPA cover as I understand that HLTA's plan their own lessons for PPA, but if I were to cover for courses or short term sickness, then I would use the teacher's planning.

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