Hello all, I am currently an NQT and have had a run of poor health resulting in my NQT running until October half term. My deputy head who deals with the timetables has tried to accommodate NQT time until October, but instead of this additional time becoming gained time after October, has then timetabled the rest of year during that period as "cover." We hold a multi- disciplinary team meeting for each class every week and this period would be used to cover their teacher attending. So it would be a different class each week, and I would only see that class once a term. I work in a special school so each class has it's own challenges as specific behaviour programmes, just to make it extra difficult! My deputy head has told me that because it's timetabled he can use me as cover- is this right?