Once the directed time for all of the activities above has been calculated, a teacher may find they still have some of the 1,265 hours left.

It is good practice for schools to enable teachers to use their professional judgement about what activities should be done in this time.

Under no circumstances should members agree to be directed to:

  • attend additional meetings not in the calendar;
  • remain on the school premises in order to ‘use up the time’.

Teachers have to be available for direction for up to 1,265 hours. They do not have to be directed for all of those hours.