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NuttierThanSquirrelShit Wed 14-Nov-18 22:59:27

Do you have to attend inset days even if they are scheduled for your non working days?

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sweetkitty Wed 14-Nov-18 23:01:37

I work 0.6 so have to attend 3/5 inset days

Nowihaveabureau Wed 14-Nov-18 23:01:47

I believe the answer is no. And if SLT want you there then you have to be paid.

MissMarplesKnitting Wed 14-Nov-18 23:02:19

No, as long as you do a proportional number of insets eg 5 I sets a year and you are 0.6fte you do three.

Any more and you should be paid.

Last year my school gave me Fridays off so I didn't attend any on those days. Luckily the Monday ones made up my 0.6.

But they can't MAKE you as they're not paying you for that day.

Cric Wed 14-Nov-18 23:03:21

We go to all of ours but you get paid if it isn't your normal day.

NuttierThanSquirrelShit Wed 14-Nov-18 23:09:47

We have to do all of them and even if it's not on your normal days. Not allowed to claim for them either.

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Notsureabouthis Wed 14-Nov-18 23:10:47

Private school, have to go and don’t get paid.

Bobbybobbins Wed 14-Nov-18 23:12:18

We do a proportion of them but are directed which days. Always Mondays or Tuesdays which I don't work!

NuttierThanSquirrelShit Wed 14-Nov-18 23:14:45

Private school here too. I'm quite new at this school. I was in state before where you went to the amount that equalled your working time (eg 0.6 or whatever) so this is really annoying.

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MissMarplesKnitting Wed 14-Nov-18 23:16:47

Private your contract will be different....

thebookeatinggirl Thu 15-Nov-18 06:35:02

But you work part-time. You could well have another job on the days you don't work, or caring commitments with children or elderly parents. Lots of people do. That's bonkers.

NuttierThanSquirrelShit Thu 15-Nov-18 06:39:05

It means I have to pay for childcare (my kids are at the school I work at) and also pay for doggy daycare as the dog is looked after by me st home on these days. It costs me £80 per day in total.

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MissMarplesKnitting Thu 15-Nov-18 06:41:09

You need to check your contract.

Private schools often industry in this, and attendance at parents evenings, open evenings etc on non working days and it's contracted.

Pandasarecute Thu 15-Nov-18 06:41:32

I checked this out with HR, you cannot be required to work on a day that you do not usually work (it could be that you have another job then). You can only required to do inset days on a day that you usually work, if they ask you to do another day this must be with pay for time off in lieu. In practice for me my headteacher always forgets I don’t work Mondays! If it’s a Monday inset of the beginning of the year I do this as a goodwill gesture, because he is good at letting me have time off at medical appointments for my child. When there are others Monday inset days I don’t do them. Why don’t you contact HR and get the position clarified as I did, that way you have back up when you’re talking to headteacher about this. For teachers our p&c are not pro rata inset days

MissMarplesKnitting Thu 15-Nov-18 06:41:34

Insist on this.....it's early!

cece Thu 15-Nov-18 06:48:12

I do but I get paid for them

noblegiraffe Thu 15-Nov-18 07:53:46

We have a directed time budget spreadsheet and part timers have to do the right percentage of hours. If a part timer at my school wasn’t doing INSETs because they fell on a non-working day then they would be expected to make up the directed time elsewhere by attending more than their fair share of meetings/parents evenings etc.

monkeytoad35 Thu 15-Nov-18 18:53:53

If you work on inset days, that are on days that are not your normal working days, you should be paid for it. I queried it with new headteacher just over a year ago, as she thought part time teachers had to do a percentage of inset days that matches their working week e.g 0.6 but she was wrong. I provided proof from my union and now I get paid for inset days I work!

sdaisy26 Thu 15-Nov-18 21:21:52

I do but get paid for them.

Other part time staff don’t come if they aren’t on their working days.

Pandasarecute Fri 16-Nov-18 19:11:30

Monkeytoad that's this discussion I had to have with my headteacher too!

sakura06 Fri 16-Nov-18 20:43:42

It should be detailed in your contract if you work at a private school. In the state sector, I've only ever attended ones on my contracted days.

Tw1nsetAndPearls Thu 29-Nov-18 02:08:20

If they are asking you to attend school on your day off you need to be paid. If that is not happening - involve the unions

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