Hours of work
Hours of work includes information on non-contact time; class size; timetabling; the meaning of endeavour and consultation; and duties when your school is not open for instruction. Most recently added have been information and guidance regarding changes to the Employment Relations Act to allow rest, meal and breastfeeding breaks. Also added is a document on local proposals for changes to the school day.
Non-contact time, average class size and timetable policies hot! 09/26/2008 Hits: 8201
(September 2011) Guidelines for implementing the 2011-2013 Secondary Teachers’ Collective Agreement provisions. Also known as "About Time" tag: non contact time; school timetables; timetabling; class size
Class size policy statementshot! 09/26/2008 Hits: 5934
(2007) Advice for inclusion in timetable policies (STCA 2007 - 2010)
Timetable Policy example 3 (Area School)hot! 09/26/2008 Hits: 3933
(2008) Area School timetable policy example. tag: timetabling; school day; non-contact time; non contact.
Timetable Policy example 2hot! 09/26/2008 Hits: 3721
(2008) Secondary school timetable policy example 2. tag: timetabling; school day; non-contact time; non contact.
How should average class size be calculated?hot! 10/15/2008 Hits: 3718
(2008) The basic point to begin from is that all entitlements are weekly entitlements and are intended to produce manageable workloads throughout the year. Teachers are entitled to a maximum of 20 hours teaching (less other non-contacts) each week and in each week they are entitled to an average class size of 26. The calculations will not meet the STCA requirements if they are done over a term or a year - they will be in breach of the agreement.
Timetable Policy example 1hot! 09/26/2008 Hits: 3583
(2008) Secondary school timetable policy example. tag: timetabling; school day; non-contact time; non contact.
Non-contact time, average class size and timetable policies (pdf)hot! 09/08/2011 Hits: 2916
(May 2013) It's About Time is intended to help management and teachers: Implement the minimum non-contact time provisions of the STCA; Assist iin applying the requirement to endeavour to provide additional time for those with more than three permanent units and for part time teachers employed for 12 hours per week or above; Assist determining how to “endeavour” for average class sizes; and Establish a process for consultation on development and review of the school’s timetabling policy to incorporate the entitlements. tag: non contact time; school timetables; timetabling; class size
Calculating individual average class size (xls spreadsheet)hot! 08/30/2011 Hits: 1432
(30 August 2011) Average class size calculator. Some timetabling programmes used by schools have a function which calculates average class size in a way that does not meet requirements for STCA purposes and can give an erroneous average. This is most likely where the periods are of varying length. Find the weighted contact time for each class (roll times the number of minutes you have that class each cycle); Add the weighted contact times together; Divide the total by the number of minutes you are timetabled to teach each cycle.
Maximum contact time calculatornew! 06/18/2013 Hits: 10
(May 2013) Maximum hours of contact time calculator for teachers in secondary schools and area schools who are members of the PPTA.
Are you getting all your STCA workload entitlements?new! 06/17/2013 Hits: 6
(May 2013) Are you getting all your Secondary Teachers Collective Agreement (STCA) workload entitlements? Timetabling; Contact Time; Rest and Meal breaks
Are you getting all your ASTCA workload entitlements?new! 06/17/2013 Hits: 3
(May 2013) Are you getting all your Area School Teachers' Collective Agreement (ASTCA) workload entitlements? Timetabling policies; Rest and meal breaks; Contact time.