Time is of the essence
A: Is PPA 10 per cent of 1,265 hours of directed time, or 10 per cent of a week? In which case it is bad luck for those whose PPA time falls on a Monday. According to the teachers' pay and conditions document, a teacher is allowed, as a part of the 1,265 hours directed time, reasonable periods of PPA time and "not less than 10 per cent of the teacher's timetabled teaching time". This would suggest that you could ask for planning, preparation and assessment time to be calculated as 10 per cent of the time in school, rather than of any five-day period. But your head may not thank you for sticking to the letter of the law.