These are five days when teachers are required to be available for work but pupils are not in school.

These days can be used for a variety of activities, including time for teachers to write reports, undertake performance management reviews/planning, inset and planning lessons and schemes of work.

The activities undertaken on these days should be agreed with staff.

Each of the five days should be allocated six hours of directed time, even if teachers do not undertake activities for all of that time.

Some schools disaggregate some or all of the days and allocate the hours throughout the year on the 190 days as inset sessions.

Disaggregation should be agreed with the NASUWT and staff and the dates and times allocated should appear within the agreed calendar of meetings.