Form class and non-contact time
Myth: I work in a high school, and have been told that my 10-minute form class each day counts toward my non-contact time of 3.5 hours each week.
Fact: Non-contact time is, as the name suggests, rostered duty time in which there is no contact with students. Further, non-contact time must be allocated in blocks of time no less than the length of a teaching period. So, in two ways, form class time does not count towards non-contact time.
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Information updated 8 July 2014
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The Queensland Teachers’ Union wishes to express its shock at the killing of 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and stands in solidarity with the many brave teachers who risked their own lives to protect the students in their care.
These horrific events reveal the deep commitment and bravery of members of our profession under the most extreme of circumstances, and we are proud to stand with them at this terrible time.QTU, 16 Feb 2018
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