Myth : Non-contact time no longer exists.
Fact : Non-contact time is an award provision and consequently is a working condition that cannot be removed by a decision of DETE.
Non-contact time and preparation and correction time are for personal preparation and correction – teachers have professional discretion on how this time is used. That is, a teacher should not be allocated specific tasks during non-contact time such as attending meetings. Conversely, non-contact time should not be considered as “free time” for the purpose of pursuing personal activities.
In primary and special schools, a full-time teacher will be provided a minimum of 2 hours (120 minutes) of non-contact time per week. This must be provided in minimum half-hour (30 minute) blocks.
In secondary schools, a full-time teacher will be provided a minimum of 3 hours and 30 minutes (210 minutes) of preparation and correction time per week. This must be provided in units no less than the length of a regular school lesson.
[Information updated 17 April 2014]
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