Directed Time Calendar
The STPCD Section 3 Statutory Guidance includes a statement that: ‘The relevant body should ensure that…they consult with all staff on an annual calendar of staff meetings, parental consultations and other activities’.
NASUWT Representatives should draw this to the attention of the school management with a view to securing compliance with the provisions and to developing an acceptable and reasonable annual calendar and time budget covering the directed time. This is very important for all teachers but is of particular significance for part-time teachers as both their pay and working time is benchmarked against the pay and working time of a full-time teacher occupying a comparable post.
The NASUWT works at school, local and national level to ensure that the interests of members working on part-time contracts of employment are represented effectively and robustly and that their particular needs and concerns are reflected in the development of its advice, guidance and policy.
NASUWT also produces advice and guidance for supply teachers.
It has gained that position by being the most effective union campaigning to deliver real improvements to teachersʼ and headteachersʼ working lives.
The Union seeks to engage in constructive dialogue with government and employers on all aspects of policy and practice.
The NASUWT takes a strong stance on issues facing all teachers in the workplace.
Working for part-time teachers, the NASUWT has achieved:
- a standardised national pay formula;
- a right to a written agreed statement setting out both the schoolʼs and teacherʼs expectation
regarding the deployment of working time;
- the same rights to performance management and pay progression as full-time teachers;
- the right to be consulted on changes to their timetable;
- no cover except rarely in unforeseen circumstances;
- guaranteed planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time;
- the removal of administrative tasks;
- pension protection;
- the right not to teach violent and disruptive pupils;
- a limit on classroom observation;
- added safeguards against false allegations;
The Union is currently campaigning for:
- access to higher pay thresholds;
- an entitlement to have training and development needs considered;
- the protection of staff against prejudice-related harassment and bullying;
- statutory workforce rights and entitlements underpinned by legal protections for compliance.
The NASUWT continues to campaign to further improve the working conditions of part-time teachers by securing:
- reductions in excessive workloads and working hours;
- an end to workload intensive, bureaucratic and burdensome assessment;
- an entitlement to continuing professional development (CPD).
The NASUWT supports part-time teachers through:
- a network of national, regional and local lay officials and professional staff;
- specialist conferences and seminars;
- research and publications on issues affecting part-time teachers;
- dedicated advice, bulletins, information and guidance;
- representation individually and collectively.
The NASUWT philosophy of ʻputting teachers firstʼ means that the Union looks after teachersʼ interests to enable them to focus on the needs of the children and young people they teach.