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Supervision before start of the school day

Myth : I have to undertake supervisions before the start of the school day as part of my duty of care to students.

Fact : Teachers should be at school prior to the first bell but cannot be rostered on for student supervision before this bell, as rostered duty time does not normally commence until then.

Schools should not establish expectations of before-school playground duty as this does not form part of a teacher’s rostered duty time and the provisions relating to bus and playground duties do not extend to this period of time.

[Information updated 17 Feb 2017]