NASUWT: The Teachers' Union

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Just to remind you that the 1265 hours referred to in School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document is the maximum that teachers can be "directed" - as in, being at work and what is done during that time. In addition to that maximum, teachers "... must work such reasonable hours as may be necessary to enable the effective discharge of the teacher's professional duties, including planning and preparing courses and lessons; and assessing, monitoring, recording and reporting on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils."

The open-ended nature of those "reasonable hours" makes it all the more important that the 1265 directed hours are understood to be a maximum, not a target to meet.

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