Time out

20th April 2001 at 01:00
Teachers should decide how to use three of their five professional development days and be guaranteed 20 per cent non-contact time, conference agreed. In a set of demands reaching beyond the provisions of the joint union greement on teachers' workloads, NUT delegates also demanded 40 per cent non-contact time for newly-qualified teachers and said teachers should only cover for colleagues for the first day of unforeseen absence.

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