Teaching Working Time Agreement

Teachers have a responsibility to cooperate with colleagues and others to pursue the overall goals of the service. Each educational institution draws up an annual programme of activities requiring the participation of teachers. In each school, teachers agree on a collegial basis on the range of collective activities that contribute to the continuation of school life. The use of the remaining time (i.e. time beyond the combined class contact and the preparation/correction allowance) is subject to the agreement at school level and is designed to encompass a number of activities such as: teachers` schedules and obligations are negotiated at national level and are part of the agreed terms of service for teachers. This Code of Conduct has been developed to describe in more detail the rights and obligations related to the implementation of national conditions of service. It serves as a basis for discussions on working conditions at local level and must be supported by effective consultation agreements at company level, which ensure the full participation of all agents in important decisions relating to their establishment. Discussions are led by the principal of the school as the principal and by the person who is ultimately responsible for the school`s activities. Once the negotiations are completed, it will be signed as agreed by the Rep and the principal of the school. The agreement is now binding on all employees. It is felt that some collegial time has already been spent on planning, preparation and additional meetings, so it would be a good idea to develop the remaining time on a pro rata basis. Trade unions are advised for a maximum of 5 hours per week; A working time agreement (WTA) is a collective agreement concluded at school level between the trade union(s) and the school principal. • extra time for preparation and correction; • parents` meeting; • staff meetings; • reporting, recording, etc.; • advance planning; • formal evaluation; • professional examination and development; • the development of study programmes; • the additional supervised activity of the pupils; • continuous professional development.

Teachers` schedules and obligations are negotiated at national level and are part of the agreed terms of service for teachers (Part 2 of the SNCT Annex 2.7) For most teachers, preparation and correction will be the longest activities outside of teaching contact time. This must be reflected in how a teacher`s working time is used. As for the remaining time, teachers will be available during the 35 hours for meetings and other group activities. If a teacher does not need to be on the school grounds for certain tasks, for example.B. preparation and correction, these can be performed at the time and place of his choice. Teachers are expected to inform the appropriate supervisor of their intentions in this regard. Each educational institution will use effective mechanisms to support the collective time agreement process. These mechanisms are defined at the local level and reflect local conditions. The negotiation mechanism at local and national level will monitor the effectiveness of school mechanisms to ensure agreement on teachers` working time and prioritisation of teachers` working time. For the duration of the transition period, individual contracts provide for an additional condition for the working time provisions to operate in accordance with the code of conduct.

With regard to support for local planning and monitoring of teachers` workload, national priorities are defined. These will be few in number and will normally be constant over a reasonable period of time….

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